In my review of The Romans I lamented the overuse of clichés in the serial. It’s with a cliché that I must unfortunately cut short this review of The Web Planet. Did your mother ever tutor you in the necessity to limit your speech to things only favourable? The tried and true expression, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” (or words to that effect), immediately comes to mind. Having considered this well reasoned advice I leave you with a suggestion on how best to enjoy The Web Planet. Forget the beautifully produced BBC DVD and instead invest three and a half minutes of your time watching this YouTube clip. You won’t be disappointed and can be certain that sleep will be furthest from your mind.
©Vivien Fleming, 2013.