Philip Pullman is all revved up again.
But this time, it's not about C. S. Lewis:
Pullman castigated broadcasters for sacrificing high-quality programmes in favour of those that yield more marketing opportunities. 'Children are regarded by broadcasters as a marketing opportunity at best, a dangerous and feral threat at worst, and an expensive nuisance otherwise,' Pullman said. 'This social poison goes much deeper than broadcasting, of course, but it's particularly visible there.'
Judging by his later comments about morality in fiction, he'd have had a lot to say during the recent Read Roger discussion.