Monthly Archives: November 2015

Not the History of British Popular Culture

In place of a review of Let Us Entertain You: Part 2 In With the Old  (First shown on BBC2, 11th November 2015.  Available for a limited times on the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06pmdhp/dominic-sandbrook-let-us-entertain-you-2-in-with-the-old. As I have commented elsewhere I … Continue reading

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Telling Stories? Popular culture as the new British Empire.

A review of Dominic Sandbrook, Let Us Entertain You – Part one: The New British Empire (first broadcast on BBC2, 4th November 2015). Available for a limited time on the BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06nw1vl/dominic-sandbrook-let-us-entertain-you-1-the-new-british-empire [This is a quickie, and the … Continue reading

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Let us misinform you

A few initial thoughts on Dominic’s offering tonight on my Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/MattCooperx).  Will put them together into a considered piece soon.

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Entertainment or history?

I have been a little tardy in posting a review of Dominic’s new book, The Great British Dream Factory, but it is up to his usual standards (that is large chunks of it are driven by one or two sources) … Continue reading

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