Monday, 20 June 2011

Modern Britain: fame-obsessed?

In the UK, more people vote in TV talent shows than for their country's leaders, perhaps a symptom of Britain's growing obsession with fame and celebrity. In London's thriving creative industry, many of those so-called celebrities base their fame on little more than the ability to sing a jolly tune, look good in tight trousers or kick a ball, often not even in the right direction.

Has Modern Britain become a nation obsessed with celebrity and fame? How tacky and raunchy is the UK?

My radio 1 broadcast from last week - in Dutch. The item starts straight away.