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VHS Vault...Clive Ponting, the Julian Assange of his day. From 1987

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More from the VHS mine that is buried deep in the cardboard boxes in my garage. This one's from a weekly BBC2 television series about legal matters, 'Out of Court', from 1987. Also bonus British Rail fares chat and preview of rubbish Victoria Wood comedy sketch show, which was kind of semi-highbrow safe comedy for divorced middle class women and seniors. The Ponting affair was a Big Fucking Deal in its time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Ponting Once again showing off the superiority of British TV over the abysmalogue that is US programming. The production values aren't high - probably no better than PBS is now. The equivalent show ten years later shows a dramatic improvement in quality. Would you find a programme about legal matters on American network TV? Er...no. Nor will you find prime time panel games about news and current affairs. It's just not done. But then it's hard to find actual news about anything of consequence on US network telly. PBS has BBC news and a couple of home grown news programmes, but the viewing figures are low, due to American addiction to lazy brainedness. Osity.