Berners was closely identified with the remarkable Ballet Russe during Diaghilev's last years when it produced an exotic mixture of genuinely creative masterpieces as well as monuments of pseudery
They've tried to turn George Orwell's satirical 1936 novel about the Bohemian life and political pseudery
into a wacky Thirties-style British screwball comedy but unfortunately the net result is simply old- fashioned and a bit patronising.
Its return was a load of ceremonial pseudery
- the work of Tory politicians wanting a sop to throw to sentimental Scots.