Glasgow Girls, BBC3 - TV review
Ellen E Jones
Ellen is The Independent's TV critic. She writes a daily review of Last Night's TV and a weekly 'Inside TV' column for the i paper, as well as a column on general topics for the main paper most Wednesdays. Ellen is a former Hollywood correspondent and a contributing editor to Little White Lies, she's written on TV, film, lifestyle, travel and politics for publications including the Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, Esquire and Total Film.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
When the schoolgirl subjects of Glasgow Girls on BBC3 didn't like what was happening around them, they decided to take action.
This was the inspiring, true story of students at Drumchapel High, who successfully campaigned for better treatment of asylum seekers, after a classmate was threatened with deportation.
The BBC's version was based on a 2013 stage musical, but it wasn't the spontaneous bursts of singing that most tested our credulity.
It was the spontaneous bursts of articulacy, convenient changes of heart and unusual willingness to see things from another person's point of view.
Ah, if only the immigration debate really was so easily won.
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
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