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The British Retro Telly Revolt

By David Herman  

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British TV is becoming retro. Who would have thought 20 years ago that a revival of Come Dancing would top the BBC1 ratings in 2008— and that it would be presented by Bruce Forsyth? Or that Antiques Roadshow would top 10 million yesterday (Sunday 16th November)? ITV1, has long been the old people’s home of British TV, and needless to say Coronation Street and Emmerdale take up 9 places in ITV1’s Top 12 shows. As for the newest terrestrial channel, Five, it is still dominated by…

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