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BBC1 at 9pm next monday part 1 of 2

Second part is on the next night - same time

Might be worth watching

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Although I didn't know before that Dougray Scott and Eddie Izzard are actually made of WOOD. Real wood.

 

That's amazing.

Edited by Whimsy

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Loved it, cant wait to see the conclusion tonight.

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Eddie Izzard as the big boss

Cue a golden age of surreal jokes about cats behind the sofa drilling for oil and silly phaser settings

 

Worth watching the conclusion tonight

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It was terrible.

 

Wooden, wooden acting. Real story so corrupted as to be nearly unrecognizable.

 

It was from the Bonekickers and Paradox School of Television.

 

Dire.

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Agreed, in the end it was not a great adaption.

As you say very wooden acting.

Book is a classic and deserved better.

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I thought the majority of the acting was wooden and had the feeling that too much story was squashed into too little time.

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Most TV/Film classics are best left well alone. Same for the majority of song 'revamps'.

 

It's a sign of a lack of talented and creative writers/artists IMO - as is the 'Xcrement factor' and 'Britains allegedly got talent', the epitome of our shoddy state of creative crapiness.

 

Also going from 4 (2 when I were a lad) to over 400 channels with little or no quality 'standards' for what they show, what good talent there is, is too diluted too. There might be 400+ channels, but the channels I watch I can count on two hands.

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Is still need to see the original.

 

Best is the original novel.

After that - go for the 1981 BBC adaption which has been repeated on BBC4 several times over the last few years.

Don't bother with the 1962 film adaption - about the only thing it has in common with the book is the title.

 

There have been some radio adaptions but I've never heard them so can't comment.

 

As for this latest effort - 5/10

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