Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Alastair Mckay's TV Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Alastair Mckay's TV Choice

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CONFESSIONS OF AN UNDERCOVER COP 9PM, CHANNEL 4 Director Brian Hill explores the story of Mark Kennedy, pictured, the undercover police officer who spent seven years infiltrating a group of environmental activists. Among the activities he took part in was a plan to occupy and shut down the coal-fired power station at Ratcliffe-on-sea in Nottinghamshire. But, having tipped off the authorities, he was arrested and faced blowing his cover. Kennedy narrates the film, and reflects on his deception.

ART OF AMERICA 9PM, BBC4 Andrew Graham-Dixon belongs to the evangelist school of TV art critics, and if that means he sometimes over-interprets the imagery of the paintings under discussion while making the handgestures of a boastful fisherman, it's a small price to pay for intelligent discourse. In the first of a three-part series -- as part of an interesting America season on BBC4 -- he suggests that the US has always been a country sold by images, from the first drawings done for Walter Raleigh's expedition onwards. …

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