Jon Parker

A hero’s welcome

In current times, when the BBC finances are a bridge over the troubled fiscal waters of commercial television, the Beeb’s scheduling choices appear particularly interesting. Perhaps this is because we are forced to wonder what makes the BBC so worthy of its licence fee and why it is reasonable that...
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Posted Jun. 22, 2009

The Kindly Ones

To strive for nothing except to strive for nothing: Jon Parker struggles to get to get to grips with Jonathan Littell's unwieldy Second World War epic.
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Posted Jun. 21, 2009