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Great Expectations

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Ken
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Great Expectations

Post by Ken » Tue December 27th, 2011, 8:13 am

BBC 1 Tonight; Part 1 of 3:

Great Expectations with Gillian Anderson as Miss Haversham.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00mp1q5

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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 27th, 2011, 1:42 pm

I'm looking forward to watching this. I have set the TV to record just in case we're not about tonight.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 27th, 2011, 7:50 pm

Yes me too, it looks good, very atmospheric.
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Post by Ken » Tue December 27th, 2011, 10:25 pm

Just watched the first episode. No spoilers, so just to say it was pretty grim; typical Dickens, and not too sure about Anderson's portrayal of Miss Haversham. However, things are looking up for Pip; I have caught the hook and wouldn't dream of missing the next two episodes!

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Post by Madeleine » Wed December 28th, 2011, 11:34 am

I think GA looks great, but not too sure about the voice. Different to the usual portrayal of Miss H though.
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Post by Vanessa » Wed December 28th, 2011, 1:58 pm

I very much enjoyed last night's episode. I saw Gillian Anderson on the Graham Norton Show and there was mention about GE and the fact that everyone thought Miss H was older. Apparently she would've been about 50 and GA is about 50, but of course 50 then would've been completely different to 50 now!
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Ups and Downs

Post by writerinthenorth » Sat December 31st, 2011, 3:49 pm

My thumbs-up, thumbs down comments on 'Great Expectations' are recorded here.. Your views welcome.

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Post by Madeleine » Sat December 31st, 2011, 7:36 pm

I think GA is roughly in her mid-40s? I remember she said she wasn't that much younger than Miss Havisham. I thought part 2 was a bit boring, haven't seen the last part yet although colleagues say it was good.
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Post by Vanessa » Sun January 1st, 2012, 2:45 pm

I enjoyed the whole thing. I agree that Estella wasn't as beautiful as depicted in the book, though. Otherwise I thought it was a good adaptation with a tweak here and there!
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Post by Madeleine » Sun January 1st, 2012, 5:04 pm

Watched the final part last night and enjoyed it, I think overall it was quite a good production, although apparently the ending is different to the book? Haven't read it so can't comment on that. I did think part 2 was the weakest section though. And how pretty was Pip?!
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