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The Night Watch adaptation

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Bloodybridget Tue 12-Jul-11 13:42:16

for Sarah Waters fans, 90-minute adaptation of The Night Watch on BBC2 tonight 9pm

SinisterBuggyMonth Tue 12-Jul-11 13:58:19

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lillybloom Tue 12-Jul-11 19:03:13

I have set a reminder smile now I just have to make sure the dc are in bed.

smartyparts Tue 12-Jul-11 19:06:11

Thanks for reminding me too! I'll be watching

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 12-Jul-11 22:46:04

That was beautiful, heart rending, and the characters spot on. Duncan and Helen, especially, were precisely how I'd imagined them. And Anna Maxwell Martin is amazing.

But a bit quick! The book is so rich and full of nuance - would have been served better by a two or three parter I think.

omnishambles Tue 12-Jul-11 22:46:56

Yes agreed - I want more. What has Claire Foy been in before?

Teachermumof3 Tue 12-Jul-11 22:55:35

Wasn't she in Upstairs Downstairs?

jenniec79 Tue 12-Jul-11 22:57:43

I'm recording it to watch tomorrow - part was filmed outside my flat!

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 12-Jul-11 22:58:35

Being Human, Little Dorrit, and Upstairs Downstairs, according to her interview in yesterdays Observer.

SugarSkyHigh Tue 12-Jul-11 22:59:05

Claire Foy was also in The Promise - she was brilliant in it

katkitya Wed 13-Jul-11 10:03:33

Loved the book. Can't wait to watch it!!

sparkle1977 Wed 13-Jul-11 13:16:21

Watched most of it last night with a bit left for tonight, loved it.

paulapantsdown Wed 13-Jul-11 21:09:17

I really loved it, its one of my favorite books that I have re-read about 4 times. I too felt it was a bit rushed and should have been a one hour for each period I think. The characters/actors were soooo well cast - just as I had imagined each one.

I love the BBC!

katkitya Thu 21-Jul-11 07:45:39

I watched it yesterday and I was almost crying by the end of it!! The casting was perfect. Why didn't they do it as a three parter though? Some series they drag on but this one wouldve worked out beautifully. What Sarah Waters books haven't been dramatised now? I'm trying to think.

ensure Thu 21-Jul-11 07:58:33

Oh I recorded it and just watched it too. Very good I thought.

Bloodybridget Thu 21-Jul-11 13:01:09

There's meant to be a film being made of The Little Stranger tho' I don't know when. The rest have all been on television now.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Thu 21-Jul-11 14:00:13

I thought it was very rushed. I agree, a two-parter or even three hour/50-minute episodes would have been better. It was quite good but not overwhelmingly so. I liked JJ Feild particularly, and I thought the period clothes and make-up were excellent. <shallow>

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