Friday, 26 October 2007

Hostage telly


Watched the highly impressive and incredibly BBC Alan Johnston talking through his Gaza kidnap ordeal last night. Not wanting to take anything away from this remarkable and gracious, literate man. But why was the interview conducted in a dim, pokey, "hostage-chic" building, clearly designed to mirror his captivity? And was the hostage set borrowed from Dragon's Den? I mean, you wouldn't see Terry Waite chatting to Gloria Hunniford chained to a radiator, would you?

2 comments:

Bazza & Wifey said...

As a protest on your lengthy absence, I am refusing to comment, or being technically correct I should say we are refusing to comment. (It seemed like a good idea at the time)

Stone Fee said...

I saw this too. Whilst the overall programme was fascinating and revealed an incredibly strong individual with almost special-forces like levels of mental resolve, the cynical attempt to 'make-him-cry-cos-it-makes-good-telly' exhibited when he was asked to watch his father's press conference again was frankly embarrassing. Or maybe I've been paying too much attention to Charlie Brooker of late.