tv choice: best documentary; The Victorian Sex Explorer, Channel 4, Monday, 9pm.
DEAR old Victorian England. We have so much to thank you for. Or
"for which to thank you", as you'd rather us say. Things
like Charles Dickens, Christmas and the crushing feelings of
embarrassment and inadequacy regarding the act of sexual congress that
lie at the core of British identity. Or so we've been led to
believe. Mainly by Channel 4 documentaries telling us how rubbish we are
in the sack. Anyway, now a Channel Four documentary narrated by Rupert
Everett, pictured, a man who has done more to dismantle outmoded notions
of sexuality single-handed than a whole phalanx of sociology students,
is out to EXPOSE THE TRUTH about the Victorians. Apparently at least
some of them were quite a sexy bunch. That's a relief then.