I agree with this. Presented in a fairly naive style to paint a picture for the non musician masses, this contextualising is typical of BBC "catch all" style. The BBC is a publicly funded broadcasting organisation, & is sometimes a touch too neutral in it's public eyed balanced presentation.Yes, the documentary starts off with a few drummer jokes, but if you watch the whole thing, it slowly takes apart the jokes.
And ends with a bass player joke.
So it goes full circle.
Be thankful that drummers got their own program in this mini series. To justify that, there had to be a headline, & I think they dismantled the drummer joke ignorance perception adequately. Bass player, keyboard players, etc, had to share a program that concentrated on the "other" band members you never really get to hear about!
Jules Holland's quote said it all early in the program. He states, you can get away with an ok guitarist or keyboard player, but the drummer has to be first class. Well said Jules