What did people think of the BBC Somme thing? I see that Gary Sheffield was lead historical consultant. Fundamentally I felt it was a little half-cocked. The premise it set itself was absolutely fine, as was the general argument it put across. However, I the programme was far too brief to fully develop its argument. I fear it will be savaged in review, and will not convince those who take the Blackadder view of hidtory. An opportunity missed. Hopefully when Sheffield's biography of Haig comes out next year he will get a chance to put his view across on a serious programme. Nevertheless, I remain a fan of this drama/doc style the bbc has done recntly, with the DDay version being a notable success. When will the BBC pull their fingers out and do a programme of equal quality for 14th Army?