infantilist media – uk version

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Broadcaster Stephen Fry has hit out at the “infantilism” of British tv […]. He also […] said “fear” is everywhere in the television industry in this country. […] “if you are an adult you want something surprising, savoury, sharp, unusual, cosmopolitan, alien, challenging, complex, ambiguous, possibly even slightly disturbing and wrong. You want to try those things, because that’s what being adult means.” Fry was delivering the Bafta Annual Television Lecture in central London. During a question and answer session after his speech, Fry told the audience: “If I wanted to be angry … I would say infantilism’s the problem. The number of times I turn on the television and I think ‘Gosh, children’s television’s gone on, that’s a really good art documentary … Oh my God, it’s nine o’clock in the evening. This is for grown-ups?’ It’s just shocking.” […] “they ought to surprise and to astonish and to make us feel perhaps the possibility there is a world outside that we know nothing of to provoke us, to provoke in the best sense of the word, sometimes in the worst sense”, he said. “To surprise us, to outrage us.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jun/16/stephen-fry-doctor-who?CMP=NECNETTXT766

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