This week The Guardian TV Club review of Troy Kennedy Martin's seminal drama Edge Of Darkness (the television version not the Mel 'sugartits' Gibson film about to be unleashed upon on us) added further insult to the injury of their previous 'Top 50 Dramas Of All Time' article in which the series had already been dismissed as 'the hobby horse of fanatics'.
Naturally, this made a lot of ordinarily fluffy and mild mannered people rather cross. Including me. After venting my spleen on Twitter, the bat signal went up from the lovely Iain Hepburn, award winning digital journalist, and one of the purveyors of The Thumbcast blog. Give us a quote, he said.
Well, 1,630 words later, I did. And The Thumbcast posted the whole lot. A pleasure working with you, gentlemen. So, if you enjoy a decent bit of telly and felt the poncy TV crits got it absurdly wrong or The Guardian's reviewer John Crace didn't have a clue, then pop over and have a read. You might just return to your fluffy and mild mannered state but I couldn't guarantee it. I'm feeling better already...now where's Mark Lawson? I've got a bone to pick with him.