James Walton

Losing the plot | 31 December 2015

Plus: in Billionaire Boy, David Walliams seems to have learned that childish humour is at its winning best when it’s aimed at children

On the face of it, ITV’s Peter & Wendy sounded like a perfect family offering for Boxing Day: an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s novel, with a framing story about how much Peter Pan can still mean to children today. In fact, though, the programme suffered from one serious flaw for any Boxing Day entertainment — if you were slightly drunk, slightly hungover or both, it was almost impossible to understand.

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