Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Discipline TV

As I write this, British television viewers can choose to watch:
  • Bad Lads Army: Extreme (ITV1);
  • Supernanny (Channel 4).
I am certain this tells us something significant about our society, but I am not quite sure what.

You can take things too far. Today's Shropshire Star (note the redesigned website) reports:

A Shropshire man appearing in a reality television show today told of his horror as his parachute failed to open after he jumped out of a plane at 3,500ft.

Self-confessed “layabout” Gavin Woodhouse experienced the terrifying ordeal during filming of the final episode of the ITV show Bad Lads Army: Extreme - which is due to be broadcast next month.

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