Doctor Who is a show for children yet the BBC trumpets it as a drama, Fry said. Challenging, interesting programmes, once the mainstay of the schedules, have all but disappeared, he lamented.
“We are so used to laughing at the Americans because they are so 'vulgar’ and 'stupid’, but you watch good American TV and it has maturity and surprise.
“The more TV trusts that British adults are not children, the better our TV will be.” He held up Sir David Attenborough’s natural history programmes as a rare example of shows which have not been dumbed down. Full story...