Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dickens and Drood

I enjoyed the first episode of BBC's The Mystery of Edwin Drood last night and am looking forward to the concluding part tonight.  Based on Charles Dickens' last novel, unfinished at his death in 1870, it also supplies an ending to the story.

Unlike most other TV adaptations of Dickens, I haven't actually read the book so don't know how close it is to the original but there is some top class acting in it, including from, amongst others, Alun Armstrong, Ron Cook and a particularly impressive Rory Kinnear as the good natured clergyman Rev. Crisparkle.

You can watch the first episode here.

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