TV: Horsing around in the sea

Reviewed this week: Save Our Seahorses (RTE One), Town (BBC One), Prime Time (RTE One), The Fall (RTE One, BBC One), Case Histories (BBC One).

25th May, 2013
Jason Isaacs in the baffling Case Histories (BBC One).

Have you ever noticed that, on every factual or quasi-factual television programme, the presenter announces they're "on a journey" or "a voyage of discovery"? Usually it's a journey in search of something they're "passionate" about. Because that's another TV conceit: raising relatively ordinary things to the level of something worth expending passion on, in the process diminishing the essence of that emotion. Like the way the word "awesome" can be used to describe everything from...

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