"As another great show arrives here, the malaise affecting British TV has never been more stark"
"The brutal truth is that British television drama is in a profound crisis that even the BBC's efforts (given its public- service remit should be better still) only partially alleviate.
One leading BBC television executive who I challenged told me that addressing the issue had become a near obsession. He regularly begged well-known dramatists or writers to come up with ideas. But there is little response, nor a flow of new writers, ideas and energy."