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BBC TV Movie of 'Birdsong'

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Ken
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BBC TV Movie of 'Birdsong'

Post by Ken » Sun January 22nd, 2012, 2:21 pm

Tonight on BBC the first instalment of 'Birdsong' by Sebastian Faulks, starring Eddie Redmaine ('Jack' in 'Pillars of the Earth') and Clemence Poesy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00nd22n

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Post by annis » Sun January 22nd, 2012, 5:56 pm

I'm looking forward to this, though no doubt as usual it will take forever to make its way Downunder.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon January 30th, 2012, 6:25 pm

I just finished watching this today (whilst I was doing my ironing). I really enjoyed it. It was quite a moving two-parter. Very well done.
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Post by parthianbow » Tue January 31st, 2012, 2:11 pm

Agreed, Vanessa. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it was outstanding. Shame that something this good only comes along every year or two.

*now back to DVD box sets* :cool:
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Post by Vanessa » Tue January 31st, 2012, 2:40 pm

Yes, I have to admit to shedding a couple of tears! I think we will be seeing more of Eddie Redmayne, too. He seems a very good actor. War should never be.
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Post by Ken » Tue January 31st, 2012, 6:53 pm

I really enjoyed it, but I go along with a lot of viewers in the UK who complained that it was sometimes difficult to pick up on the dialogue. Too many actors these days just seem to mumble the words. I tried replay on certain scenes several times with the volume up, but still couldn't understand all of the dialogue. :o

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