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Thursday, Jan 16, 2003


"After an hour or so of scribbling in a notebook, Wearing showed us her idea. It was obviously shocking, but it also seemed to synthesise, in three short words, the point we were trying to make. This wasn't Wearing saying fuck Cilla or the Guardian saying fuck Cilla, but the voice of Mean TV passing judgment on a cuddly matriarch from another age of television. And Wearing's casual use of the F-word seemed to capture precisely the coarsening of TV culture that Stuart Jeffries would write about inside."