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“Meet the Lords” episode one: The whole institution comes over as absurd

The new BBC series is “the first proper peer that television has taken at the peers”

By Philip Collins  

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It has been said that satire is dead but this programme proves it’s not. It just has to take on more subtle forms. Whether it means to or not, the BBC’s new series Meet The Lords, the first proper peer that television has taken at the peers, succeeds in making its subject absurd. The case for reform has rarely been more gently made.

In the first episode, “Joining the Club,” talking peers are…

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