Wednesday’s best TV: Hospital; Italy’s Invisible Cities; No Offence

  • The Guardian - TV News
A brutally realistic documentary explores the NHS today; Alexander Armstrong and Michael Scott offer a computerised view of Venice; and Paul Abbott’s pacy but heartfelt police drama continues

Jill Murphy’s anarchic novels about young Mildred Hubble’s struggles at a magical boarding school predate Harry Potter. Previously adapted for TV in the late 1990s, this new Murphy-approved version adds some modern touches, but leaves the core story untouched: a plucky non-adept brass-necking her way through an arcane curriculum. Amid a talented cast, Raquel Cassidy stands out as icy deputy head Miss Hardbroom. Graeme Virtue

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