TV Review: Rude Britannia - Monday, June 14, 9pm, BBC Four

THIS three-part show explodes the stereotype of Britain as a polite country of restraint and decorum. From Hogarth in the 18th century to Little Britain in the early 21st, this provocative series explores British traditions of satire, ridicule and mockery.

THIS three-part show explodes the stereotype of Britain as a polite country of restraint and decorum.

From Hogarth in the 18th century to Little Britain in the early 21st, this provocative series explores British traditions of satire, ridicule and mockery.

This opening episode looks at the beginnings of rude Britannia in the early 18th century and travels through the Georgian age to the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. The programme looks at the lewd graphic art of Hogarth and the literary tradition of rude words in the poetry of Alexander Pope and Lord Byron.


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