Cartoons, Lampoons And Buffoons
A five-part exploration of political satire.
|01||01||Journals And Papers||19980408||19980829||Why are broadsheets reporting less about straightforward political business and more about the comedy? Presented by Simon Hoggart|
|01||02||Theatre And Revue||19980415||19980905||Michael Bywater leads a mad dash across the boards of satirical history.|
|01||03||Broadcasting - The Home Of Contemporary Satire?||19980422||19980912||Harry Thompson remembers the good and bad satirical programmes on TV and radio, and asks: Where are the right-wing satirists now?|
|01||04||Cartoons||19980429||19980919||The earliest form of popular pictorial satire began life in printshop windows in the 1720s and has run and run, keeping pace with the boundaries of taste for centuries.|
Frank Whitford explores the mighty pen.
|01||05 LAST||Books||19980506||19980926||Perhaps it is in books that satirical intent has lasted longest in the imagination - `Gulliver's Travels', `Decline and Fall', `1984' and `Animal Farm' are all timeless commentaries on greed and power.|