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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

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As TV historian Bettany Hughes's latest series on ancient history comes to a close, one viewers' group has criticised the show for being "too timid."

In Divine Women Prof Hughes has investigated the often-unsung and frequently-suppressed role women have played in the history of religion.

When the series began three weeks ago, we reported that fans of fellow TV brainbox babe Alice Roberts, frustrated with her failure disrobe for the camera, were looking forward to Prof Hughes's programme.

"It's ancient history, there's bound to be loads of T and A," said Roberts fan group leader, Bernard Frot.

But ahead of tonight's final programme, Mr Frot said his members had been disappointed.

"It's all been a bit timid - where were all the priestesses cavorting around with their tops off? Last week we had some coyly shot babe in the sea when Bettany was talking about the birth of Venus - but that was all.

"And what's with Bettany's threads? She's been walking around sunny Greece and Rome with no hint of a skimpy top! At least Alice likes to potter about in a vest."

However, Mr Frot believes his members will be tuning into tonight's episode: "Oh, I should think we'll be there. After all, marble and alabaster bosoms on statues are better than none at all, aren't they?"

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