why the presenters of serious and interesting programmes talk and then trog off after giving to camera another nugget of information about the subject? The two presenters who come to mind are Alice Roberts who over the years has given us such fascinating topics from the human bod to archaeology and all stations in between. All the while stepping out over fields and hills, streets, snickleways and thoroughfares.
The latest is Lisa Hilton presenting
Charles I Downfall of a King.
She stares into the camera lens with the oddest of blue eyes and a wart on her chin. The hairs on my neck stood up as I waited for her to blink. And then like Alice she struts off, or on occasions, lays on the floor to admire the wild frescoes, that Banksy would have been proud to call his own. Ballerina like she twirls on the spot, no, not the one on her chin, to take in the room in which she finds herself. Then you’ve guessed it her itchy feet take her off again. Personally I wouldn’t mind if occasionally they nipped into a Macky D’s, Kentucky Fried or even an odd public lavatory... but no the subject matter is far too weighty for such mundane happenings.
Then there’s the man with the brolley and the Scottish bloke with the man bag all wandering across our screens?
Brian Cox does it too and all I can think about as he strides up a hill to get closer to the moon, is for goodness sake watch where you put your feet as there’s bound to be
rabbit holes up them there hills!