TONY ON TV: ‘TV viewing doesn’t get much tougher than this’

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TWO programmes shown in tandem last week showed the BBC at its best and at its ‘worst’.

This kicked off with the taut finale of the crime thriller ‘Line of Duty,’ which saw DI Lindsay Denton (surely an award-winning performance from Keeley Hawes) jailed for life after one simple mistake led to the death of four of her fellow officers.

This fast-paced action was followed by the BBC having a tongue-in-cheek laugh at itself in ‘W1A’ -- the postcode for the Beeb’s HQ in central London -- as Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) joins the corporation as its new head of values, a job with as much purpose and use as a chocolate teapot.


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