>>--- On Wed, 23/7/08, George Currie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Maybe they do irony better there .
I don't think it meant to be ironic...it is just a very poor story line.
I get the feeling that it is a pseudo emulation of a Dr Who narrative in an archaeological context.
In the Dr Who episode on Pompeii it answers the reason, in a very fictional way, the reason for the eruption of Vesuvius.
Last night the theme was obviously, 'Where is Boudicca buried?', and then a pretty lukewarm story line was built around this idea. I found most of it quite predictable, I felt as if I was two steps ahead of the archaeologists in the programme.
I groaned when they gave the reason for the Great Fire of Rome near the end of the programme as if it hadn't been obvious much much earlier.
I often found myself saying to myself why were they saying what was blindingly obvious and making 'new' observations of matters we already new about.
As an archaeological romp it was potentially good it just needed to be dramatised in a more lively manner.
Boudicca was the least stiff actor in the whole thing!
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