From that gay kiss to dragon slaying, festive TV adverts speak volumes about the broadcasters.
Dennis Potter's 1986 story of a writer in need of psychological renewal rewrote the TV drama rulebook.
From the halcyon days of Louis XIV, the French global seat of power was soon pulled down by corruption, elitism and arbitrary rule. Sound familiar?
When it comes to branding, the UK broadcaster has always left the rest behind. But by ditching the "4" from its screen idents, it has stepped into another space entirely.