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The Critic's Informed Viewing

Catherine Elwes
1982
26mins Colour

The Critic's Informed Viewing

A gentle ramble through a Thursday night's viewing (including, of course, Top of the Pops).

Catherine Elwes recorded her viewing of early evening TV on one night (complete with channel changes), was herself recorded watching the same whilst consuming a TV snack, and dubbed her thoughts about it all on afterwards. The result is precise and affecting. She is talking about the same stuff we watch every night, and is adding what is going on in our minds while we watch. Or rather what could be going on in our minds as we watch - not that we don't criticise, but we don't do so with half the wit or intelligence she is capable of.
Pete Shelton ''Who Is Watching Whom?'' Performance Magazine 1983

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