The strange case of the difficult Dome

In its meticulous attention to the minutiae of life, ITV’s ‘classic’ police series The Bill can be seen as a barometer for our society. And so an episode shown last week serves to confirm the Millennium Dome is indeed in dire straits. ‘I thought this operation was going to be straightforward, but it’s turning out to be more complicated than the Millennium Dome,” complained one police stalwart to another, mid-way through the episode. Mind you, by the end of the programme everything had been tied up nicely. That must give new Dome helmsman Lord Falconer of Thoroton some hope.

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