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Tim Pigott-Smith: 'TV needs to teach'

The star of a new BBC show charting the lead up to World War One says television needs "more informative drama".

Tim Pigott-Smith plays beleaguered Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, in 37 Days.

He told the Andrew Marr Show: "One of the functions of drama is to teach... I think people will learn a lot from this and for me this really justifies the licence fee".

You can watch The Andrew Marr Show in full on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 02 Mar 2014
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