Comment: Big Brother farce highlights deeper cultural problems

In a Belfast hotel during the week, deprived of RTE, I settled down to watch Desperate Housewives on Channel 4.

20th January, 2007

In a Belfast hotel during the week, deprived of RTE, I settled down to watch Desperate Housewives on Channel 4. This US programme is often farcical - involving the seduction of neighbours, the hiding of corpses and the dramatics of messy divorces between rich and bitchy protagonists - but it is easy on the eye and raises the occasional laugh.

The same cannot be said of Celebrity Big Brother, the programme that preceded Desperate Housewives, which...

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