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BBC and HBO line up Wolf Hall drama

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BBC and HBO line up Wolf Hall drama

Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri November 18th, 2011, 12:57 pm

The BBC and HBO are developing a TV drama mini-series adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker prize-winning historical novel Wolf Hall.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/no ... sfeed=true

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Post by Leyland » Fri November 18th, 2011, 1:43 pm

Very cool! Thanks for posting the link. I expect it will be a finely produced, dramatic and accurate interpretation of Tudor era events - and not a soap opera ;)
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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 18th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Well it's not Showtime or Starz so there's some hope! At least it'll look good.
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Post by Brenna » Fri November 18th, 2011, 2:31 pm

Yay! I haven't read the book yet, even though I got it last Christmas. I hope to this next year-if I get through Edward I and Edward III in my challenge!
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Post by Madeleine » Fri November 18th, 2011, 3:13 pm

She's currently working on the sequel, and apparently there will be a 3rd part too. The 2nd part will deal with the Anne Boleyn era, and the 3rd part the rest of Cromwell's life. Part 2 will be called Bring out the Bodies, and part 3 something like Mirror and Light, which was the original title of the sequel.
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Post by annis » Fri November 18th, 2011, 5:51 pm

BBC and HBO -there's a couple of heavy hitters! Between them they should do Wolf Hall proud. HBO is just brilliant - love what they did with Rome and Game of Thrones, and BBC is the best for costume dramas.
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Post by Margaret » Sat November 19th, 2011, 1:21 am

Cool. That could tempt me to get a TV.
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Post by rebecca » Sat November 19th, 2011, 1:52 am

Well I've read Wolf Hall 3 times and I still don't 'get it'....Maybe I will understand the screen version better and have a light bulb moment. I do hope though they pick good strong actors for the part...One of the reasons for the success of GOT and Rome was the acting was superb(though I did not like the actress who portrayed Cleopatra).

I'll be keeping an eye out for it :)

Bec :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat November 19th, 2011, 3:28 am

[quote=""rebecca""]Well I've read Wolf Hall 3 times and I still don't 'get it'....Maybe I will understand the screen version better and have a light bulb moment. I do hope though they pick good strong actors for the part...One of the reasons for the success of GOT and Rome was the acting was superb(though I did not like the actress who portrayed Cleopatra).

I'll be keeping an eye out for it :)

Bec :) [/quote]

Wow, I haven't even read it once, and The Tudors is my preferred dynasty. What were you having problems with?

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Post by rebecca » Tue November 22nd, 2011, 12:33 am

Hi SM,
I simply could not follow the book as the author seemed to jump all over the place. I know other readers feel as I do and yet others loved the book..so in the end I suppose its different horses for different courses....but I will watch the TV show of it. I also love reading Tudor history and only yesterday 'Winter King' arrived by post :D it is on my ever growing TBR list.

Bec :)

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