It's possible that there may be some sort of law of diminishing returns at work here. As you surely must be aware by now, every bi-year the British Animation Awards holds a ceremony to mark the best work being done in the UK. One high-profile component of this is the Public Choice Award, in which three programmes of short films are toured around the UK, and punters get to vote on the ones they like the best. This year I've already covered programmes one and two, so inevitably this is the point where I talk about programme three.
Bottom line: this isn't as good a selection as the first two. But the curious thing is, I felt exactly the same way about programme three of the 2012 shortlist. It's possible this may just be down to an accident of perception rather than a deliberate arrangement by the BAA. Maybe I'll try watching the programmes out of order in 2016 to see what happens. But maybe we should concentrate on wrapping up 2014 first.