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Some super-reality from documentarian Adam Curtis to kick off your Monday morning, commentating on the falseties of modernity.

An excerpt from last night’s feature-length feature, available on BBC iPlayer for those of us using proxies.

Grab a quick tay.

Sez the Grauniad:

He argues that an army of technocrats, complacent radicals and Faustian internet entrepreneurs have conspired to create an unreal world; one whose familiar and often comforting details blind us to its total inauthenticity.

Not wishing to undersell the concept, Curtis begins the film with a shot of a torch shining limply into a thicket, so that viewers find themselves literally unable to see the wood for the trees.

There ye are now.