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‘Collateral’ Is Essential—and Timely—TV

Alison Herman The Ringer
The British miniseries Collateral, which premiered on Netflix last Friday after an initial run on BBC Two last month, is to a post-Brexit United Kingdom what recent seasons of American Horror Story: Cult, American Crime, and even Broad City are to a post-Trump United States.

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Sexing up Cornwall: But There’s More to Poldark Than Good Looks

Steven Fielding The Conversation
Ross Poldark was, then, one of literature’s classic figures on the fringe, a man of noble birth who identifies with the people rather than with his own class. Reflecting the character of Graham’s novels, the television series has Poldark lead the people’s struggle against monopoly capitalism, depicting miners’ strikes and bread riots as instances of righteous resistance against a corrupt establishment.

Why the Rich and Powerful Can't Stand Public Broadcasters

Antony Loewenstein theguardian.com
Public broadcasting is under attack for elitism and bias in the UK, US and Australia. But the critics' real agenda is clear: the expansion of corporate influence into our most trusted media.
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