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I Want My BBC

British television has increasingly become an arm of the Conservative Party — yet many on the Left nostalgically remember an earlier, more open media landscape. Was the BBC ever ours?

During this year’s installment of the annual Open City Documentary Festival in London, the leftist painter and writer Laura Grace Ford presented two television programs from 1990, under the common title “An Act of Unforgetting,” a phrase borrowed from Mark Fisher. These consisted of an episode of the four-part Summer on the Estate, set on […]

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