I thought it was amazing!
Anyone see it?
nah. missed it? did it shed any new light on matters?
[url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2009/nov/07/charlie-brooker-screenburn-gary-glitter]Charlie Brooker reviewed it here[/url], and, as usual, he's right on the money.
It was a load of sensationalist balls, based on a simply absurd series of premises (most glaring that if the death penalty ever returns, it will only be for certain sorts of murder, pretty fucking obviously. And I actually laughed out loud when the voiceover said that 'EU legal officials have abandoned attempts to over-turn Gadd's sentence in the European Court after the British Government made it clear it would pull out of the EU' - a chillingly convincing scenario, I'm sure.)
The subsequent and extremely heavy handed caricature of anyone who believes in capital punishment as a white trash, thick, paediatrician-attacking mong did no service whatsoever to the clunkingly obvious agenda it was trying to hammer home. Drivel.