Tuesday August 4, 2020

Decline and fall of high-quality Paddy whackery

Reviewed this week The Simpsons Sky 1 The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency BBC1 Baroque! BBC4 Heston’s Feasts Channel 4

21st March, 2009

The much-plugged - or over hyped - Irish episode of The Simpsons (Sky 1) shown on St Patrick’s Day was as limp as a day-old sprig of shamrock. T he family’s trip to Ireland didn’t happen until the second part of the half-hour episode (the first part was easily the funnier) and the whole affair seemed to have caught the recently departed zeitgeist of boom rather than the worrying whiff of doom....

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