Balthazarfor me, the programme was marred by the constant use of clips from a rather corny old Tintin radio serial that was first broadcast in a children's Radio 4 slot
Really? I've always quite liked the radio show, and there hasn't been much against them when discussed here previously
It's always good to get another point of view on such matters!
You're quite right that the programme did seem to offer what should more correctly have been designated personal opinion as "fact", especially when discussing things like the relationships between characters.
Interesting too that you brought up the inappropriate use of the "filing copy" narration to illustrate the contention that he wasn't much of a journalist.
Nobody addressed the fact that while it may not play well to journalists that he isn't forever running to post stories, looking for a type-writer or trying to get to a 'phone to ring the office, it would play even worse for the average reader (any reader in fact) if Hergé had
stuck in such mundane issues. It is much easier to accept that, as the books exist as de facto
examples of Tintin's adventures, these are his reports, and that the copy-filing and story writing takes place off the page.