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The 50 best TV shows of 2017: No 9 The Vietnam War

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s sprawling 10-part masterwork unpicked every element of the American military disaster, from its seeds in 19th-century French colonialism to its cultural legacy today. Britain’s TV industry should take heed If television were a war, drama would be the current superpower, with reality and talent shows providing supporting firepower. Helpless against this advance, the forces of documentary huddle on a last thin strip of unsurrendered territory, starved of funding and troops, with the British fort defended by a 91-year-old general, David Attenborough.
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