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Essay Outline

As the producers of Big Brother tinker with the format, little do they realise that they are bit-part players in a vast cultural drama.

17 July 2003

  • Format imploding.

  • Contestants jetting round world.

  • Jon Tickle sent back in.

  • But can't win.

  • Who made up that rule?

  • Over-complication of form.

  • Proliferation of convention.

  • Descent into Gothic.

  • Ornamentation.

  • Gaudi's Barcelona.

  • Decadence.

  • Decay.

  • Jon Tickle sent back in.

  • He knows things about the others.

  • Different levels of knowledge.

  • Unreliable narrators.

  • Salman Rushdie.

  • Fictions of discourse.

  • Readers crave straightforwardness.

  • Collapse of post-structuralism.

  • Margaret Drabble.

  • Harry Potter.

  • Noel Edmonds?

  • Maybe not.



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