Stephen Fry has voiced his concerns over the television shows coming out of Britain being too childish.
The actor made his comments after delivering his BAFTA lecture recently, saying that although there are some good programmes on British television, they are more suitable for children.
“If I wanted to be angry… I would say infantilism’s the problem,” he said. “The number of times I turn on the television and I think, ‘Gosh, children’s television’s gone on, that’s a really good art documentary… Oh my God, it’s nine o’clock in the evening. This is for grown ups?’ It’s just shocking.”
“The only drama the BBC will boast about are Merlin and Doctor Who, which are fine but they’re children’s programmes,” he said. “They’re not for adults. And they’re very good children’s programmes, don’t get me wrong, they’re wonderfully written… but they’re not for adults.
“They are like a chicken nugget. Every now and again we all like it. Every now and again. But if you are an adult you want something surprising, savoury, sharp, unusual, cosmopolitan, alien, challenging, complex, ambiguous, possibly even slightly disturbing and wrong.”
Source: Digital Spy