The BBC has failed to compete with the best television because its suffocating conformism, its woozy moralism, its prissy language and petty prohibitions are the enemies of creativity. Writers and directors need freedom from its soft censorship, not to have new chains replace old manacles. If they were freed, who knows? Perhaps we would see members of ethnic minorities who were not always victims. Or left-wing social workers who were not always virtuous. Or businessmen who were not always crooks. I am sure we would see more leftish sentiments on screen, but that should not be grounds for conservative complaint.
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