This England

This England

I really struggled watching a semi-dramatisation of the Conservative Government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis that didn’t take a harder point of view against Johnson and friends. Central to it was Kenneth Branagh’s faultless portrayal – albeit very distracting for over half of it due to the amount of prosthetics involved (and additionally because I’d had a bit of a brainslip and thought it was Gary Oldman in the lead role).  Surely Johnson can’t be that annoying in real life, can he? The constant quoting of classics came across as borderline delusional. A really hard watch, as far as recreational TV goes.