2 items from 2012
(300 minutes, 6 parts)
Directed by Simon Langton
Written by Andrew Davies
1995, UK, BBC
For someone unfamiliar with Jane Austen, it may be impossible to imagine a better advertisement for her best-known work than this 1995 BBC adaptation of that 1813 novel. In the world of literary adaptations, Pride and Prejudice is one hell of a flogged horse. Forgetting the more obvious screen translations dating back to 1940, such as the 2009 Keira Knightley vehicle, films like Bridget Jones’ Diary and even those constituting the Twilight series are indebted to Austen’s text and have re-popularised the appeal of the ‘smouldering romance’. Yet having seen this 6-part miniseries, perhaps this horse took its last great breath in the mid-90s.
Pride and Prejudice explores 19th century English society as exemplified by the callous game of love, romance and marriage. When a wealthy aristocrat, Mr Bingley, acquires a countryside property and relocates there with »
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Usually when I watch, read or listen to something I come away with a fairly clear impression of what I felt about it and, if I’m reviewing it, what I’m going to say. With “The Children of Seth,” the latest offering from Big Finish, the feeling I mostly come away with is confusion.
The story begins with the Tardis crew flying around minding their own business. As they do, they receive a message with just one word, “Idra”. The Doctor (Peter Davison), follows the message to its source, and soon they arrive at a place called Sirius.
Meantime, the planet’s leader, Sirus (David Warner), is aging, and won’t be »
- Chris Swanson
2 items from 2012
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