This old flower is starting to pong
Reviewed this week: The Rose Of Tralee, RTE One. Revenge Porn, Channel 4. The Scandalous Lady W, BBC Two.
It comes with the regularity of the festivals by which our ancestors marked the turning year, Imbolc or Bealtaine or Samhain. The Rose of Tralee (RTE One) is nothing less than a harvest festival, and the crop is young women. It serves to show that the seed is strong, that the ould sod is still fertile, and that the land of hearts’ desire is not the land of faerie, as Yeats would have it, but...
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