Monday June 1, 2020

TV Picks of the Week

Emmanuel Kehoe picks out the programmes to watch out for over the next seven days.

4th March, 2012
War Horse: the Real Story (Channel 4).

War Horse: The Real Story

Sentimentality about animals is always bound to be a winner with our neighbours across the water, and it proved also to be a hit with Stephen Spielberg, who turned Michael Morpurgo's children's story/successful stage play (a sort of giant puppet show) into spectacular cinematic equine schmaltz.

It was all done years before in Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. Here, racing commentator Brough Scott tells the story of a real horse...

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