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Link: Why Canadian TV Producers Don’t Want To Make A Downton Abbey

From James Bawden:

Why Canadian TV Producers Don’t Want To Make A Downton Abbey
“Why can’t Canadian TV make a Downton Abbey?” one guest asked me and everybody stopped eating to listen to my reply. I patiently explained that first of all Canadian TV simply hasn’t that kind of money these days to finance such an expensive undertaking.

How many TV adaptations of great Canadian novels have you seen on CBC or anywhere else ion the last few years?

“None!” shouted the hostess.

I rest my case. Continue reading. 

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