A movie dud and a new TV series


On Monday 16 Feb at 9 pm, BBC4 will be showing the first of three hour-long episodes of Wine, a new TV series which I hope will eventually find an audience outside the UK too. The first episode, the only one I have seen, is very good looking and, in stark contrast to the film discussed below, admirably and most unusually accurate.

The first episode, called The Firm, is devoted to our old friends Berry Bros & Rudd, the venerable family-owned wine merchant of St James’s and... Basingstoke. At last we get a look at the offices which...