All entries for Sunday 08 October 2006

October 08, 2006

BBC's Robin Hood

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Robin Hood
2 out of 5 stars

I was really disappointed with this programme. I did build it up in my head, but then it had been hyped and advertised by the BBC so much, that it was going to be great. Unfortunately, I don’t think it cuts the mustard.

When it started, it had an air of the BBC’s Casanova about it (although not a hint of Russell T. Davies humour,) but this was quickly determined not to be the case, shortly after the credits. The whole thing was unbelievable, and if you know the story, you could see the whole set up coming. Conveniently those sentenced to hang are members of Robin’s band of merry men, Alan A Dale & Will Scarlet, and then you have Much who he starts out with, oh, and what is this at the end – why it’s Little John of course! Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

Whilst the sets are spectacular, and the archery amazing, the plot leaves little to the imagination. The only way for this show is up surely (it can’t go down – can it?), and I am highly likely to watch the rest of the series, not because it’s compulsive viewing, but due to a lack of anything else to watch on telly.

Jack Straw's headscarf row

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Last week Jack Straw set the establishment alight with his remarks about how he felt Muslim women should remove their veils to reveal their full face in a bid to ease community relations. A second minister, Phil Woolas, has recently joined him in this statement.

I can completely understand the reasoning behind both these minister’s remarks. In western culture, to be able to see the face means a lot, as generally people in the west only hide their faces when they have something to hide. It is generally a sign of untrustworthiness, such as thieves who wear balaclavas, and body language, when people cover their face with their hands when they are lying.

Now I understand the religious beliefs of Muslims, and I completely respect that they want to wear traditional dress in line with their beliefs. However, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. When western women go to Muslin countries, they are obliged to respect the customs of those countries, and to cover themselves appropriately. Why should this not apply here? Western women don’t cover their complete faces, so surely it would be respectful of our culture for Muslim women in Western cultures to wear veils that cover their heads and neck, but not their faces? After all there are several scarf options for Muslim women to choose from.

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