CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night's TV

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CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night's TV: Look out! That's not a Martian — it's a Leftie, anti-British metaphor

By Christopher Stevens for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:57 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 01:58 GMT, 2 December 2019

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The War Of The Worlds 

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Great Scott, Carruthers! I can't look, it's too horrible. Those blood-sucking tripod monsters laying waste to the Home Counties aren't Martians at all. They're... metaphors!

Already weighted down with worries about feminism and gay rights in the Edwardian era, The War Of The Worlds (BBC1) suffered a complete nervous breakdown in its final episode and became Attack Of The Guilt-Ridden Lefties.

Our hero George (Rafe Spall) goggled in revulsion as a three-legged crab from the Red Planet slurped the life out of a matronly Surrey lady, all blue rinse and clenched vowels.

The War Of The Worlds on BBC1 suffered a complete nervous breakdown in its final episode and became Attack Of The Guilt-Ridden Lefties. Pictured: Amy played by Eleanor Tomlinson and George played by Rafe Spall

The War Of The Worlds on BBC1 suffered a complete nervous breakdown in its final episode and became Attack Of The Guilt-Ridden Lefties. Pictured: Amy played by Eleanor Tomlinson and George played by Rafe Spall

'Don't you think this could be our fault, Englishmen?' he shrieked at his stuffy brother Frederick (Rupert Graves). 'What if this is punishment?'

Frederick had just made a stiff-upper-lip speech, citing the inspirational example of the Chief Scout himself, Lord Baden-Powell. 

To any true guilt-ridden Leftie, the Boy Scouts are a junior version of the Ku Klux Klan, and Fred's words sent George into a hysteria of anti-British self-loathing.

The Martians were doing exactly what the British Empire had done for decades, he sobbed — 'we move across the earth and we take land'. 

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Frederick looked suitably

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