I was particularly struck by the effort the BBC made to mark the sad departure of Andrew Sachs. I know the BBC goes into overdrive these days when people pass away, but there was another elephant in that room, which was of course the childish antics of those two oafs Ross and Brand. None of the BBC’s televised tributes to Sachs mentioned it at all; there was but a brief sentence on the website.
Who knows if the distress caused by that pointless escapade hastened his decline, but I couldn’t help feeling the BBC was making a futile effort to put things right. All those clips from Faulty Towers were very nice to see, but it all seemed as if the BBC was trying too hard to make amends. Which was impossible.
Some of the papers wrote about it, but the commentariat seemed to think it was inappropriate to bring it up. Maybe so, but not for the BBC.
(The clip is truly hilarious.)