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The Tudors on BBC2

A reviewer in yesterday's Independent said that The Tudors must be in contention for the category of the 50 worst films ever. I tend to agree and I don't know why I've been watching it, except that spotting the linguistic anachronsms is becoming something of a hobby. I particularly like the startling juxtapositions of language; at one moment people sound as if they are discussiong the EU constitution and the next a girl is saying: "How like you my body?."

So I was rather startled last night to hear the Queen speaking to a couple of Spanish ambassadors, with the dialogue proceeding in mediaeval Spanish. I wonder who slipped that in?


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