“the thoughtfulness became glibness; the intelligence, duplicity.”

A late entry in the occasional TV review of the week competition comes via Will Crawley. Here’s AA Gill in today’s Sunday Times

Stepping through the story of the cruci­fixion, Adams plainly saw the IRA and his activism cast in the figure of Christ — a freedom fighter sentenced by a cynical occupying power — when, in truth, he was far more obviously and damningly suited to the role of Caiaphas, the expedient political operator willing to sacrifice his own people to maintain an orthodoxy and a grip on worldly power. Inevitably, what it reminded me of was Life of Brian and the squabbling of the People’s Front of Judea: “What have the ­British ever done for us?” It was Adams 0, Christ 1 (own goal).


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