Friday, August 10, 2007
BBC4 exploring the history of British comics
The MediaGuardian website reports that BBC4 has commissioned a season of programmes about comics. Three-part documentary Comics Britannia will cover titles and publications from the past seventy years, including 2000 AD. Narrated by The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci, the series will feature those who wrote and illustrated the strips, comic experts and a range of celebrity fans who will relive their favourite moments and characters, according to the website. The documentaries are being made in-house by BBC Bristol. Good to know this project is happening, after lots of back and forth with a researcher a few months back followed by much radio silence. Fingers crossed the shows avoid the usual KAPOW! THUNK! cliches.