WHAT’S this? Stephen Fry being aloof and snobbish? What has the world come to?
The not-as-successful one from Fry and Laurie has taken the moral high ground on British TV, accusing telly chiefs of infantilism. To someone who hasn’t been to Cambridge that means ‘childish’.
Fry singled out Doctor Who and Merlin as prime examples of shows being marketed to adults and written for kids.
“They’re good children’s programmes, wonderfully written, but they are not for adults. I would say infantilism’s the problem,” quipped Fry.
And he told a Bafta TV lecture that adults needed programmes that were “challenging, complex, possibly even slightly disturbing and wrong”.
Sounds like ITV’s coverage of the World Cup to us.