WHEN I Get Older (BBC1, Wednesday and Thursday of last
week) investigated the reality of ageing using the telegenic, but
not exactly rigorous, method of sending four TV celebrities (note
the self-referential circularity in the method), first, to live for
four days with disadvantaged elderly people, and then to stay in a
range of care homes for three days.
There is no doubt that this was a well-meaning exercise, and,
for John Simpson, Lesley Joseph, Gloria ...
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