21 out of 21 people found the following review useful:
Compelling. I couldn't stop watching.
steven-222 from Berkeley, CA, USA
6 October 2012
When I started watching this 5-part true-life drama, I had little
knowledge of the so-called Great Train Robbery of 1963, and not a great
deal of curiosity to know more. But my, how this drama sucked me in!
This is the dramatized biography of the wife of one of those train
robbers, beginning with her days as the bright but rebellious daughter
of a clergyman who, for better or worse, finds herself drawn to a
charming petty crook. At the outset, it's impossible to imagine where
this journey will lead.
This show does not romanticize its subject; nor does it take a
satirical view, or descend into sensationalism. At every turn, the
motivations of all the characters seem absolutely authentic. You can
believe this is how it really felt to live such a life. The acting and
writing are so good, you simply never think about them; you just want
to know more about these people, and to find out what happened next.
The evocation of times and places--England, Australia, and Rio de
Janeiro in the 1960s and '70s--is wonderful.
I'm a very analytical viewer, and it's rare that a drama not only
engages me intellectually, but sweeps me up emotionally. "Mrs. Biggs"
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