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Philippa Gregory & New TV Series

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Philippa Gregory & New TV Series

Post by rebecca » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 4:59 am

I just found this while surfing the net. Does anyone else know about this? I also wonder why the producers did not think of Sharon Kay Penman for the job?

Here is the link:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16510775

Bec :)

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Post by Nefret » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 7:44 am

Because they want historical drama??
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Post by Mythica » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 8:42 am

My initial reaction was "nooooooo!" because I'm not a fan of Philippa Gregory. But my main complaint is about her characterization - I find her characters pretty one dimensional. Maybe that could be different in a TV show. Then again, if the movie for TOBG is any indication, it will be horrible...

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Post by Vanessa » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 9:20 am

The film adaptation of TOBG wasn't as good as the book, very mediocre. But perhaps a BBC TV adaptation will be a lot better - they're usually very good at costume dramas.

Philippa Gregory is a very popular author in the UK, so that's probably why they are adapting her books.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 9:40 am

The BBC did it's own version of TOBG a while before the film came out - it was OK - the two actresses were at least British! (Jodhi May and Natasha McElhone) but much older than their characters were in the book, I think Jared Harris was Henry. It was a one-off feature-length drama, and wasn't that bad although for some reason they had the sisters going into a Big Brother-style diary room and talking straight to camera - why?
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Post by EC2 » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 11:09 am

They're looking for something to follow on from The Tudors and Philippa Gregory has the name and the contacts.
SKP writes the far better books, but doesn't have the media presence in the UK.
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Post by LoobyG » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 1:19 pm

Vanessa you're very right, the BBC normally do costume dramas well so I hope this will be the case with this series! :) I'm not a PG fan either and I hated TOBG as a film, there were just too many historical inaccuracies.

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Post by Mythica » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 1:46 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]The film adaptation of TOBG wasn't as good as the book, very mediocre. But perhaps a BBC TV adaptation will be a lot better - they're usually very good at costume dramas.

Philippa Gregory is a very popular author in the UK, so that's probably why they are adapting her books.[/quote]

Why does it have to be based on any books? It's history - surely just base it off of history... The Tudors (Showtime) wasn't based off any books, was it? Neither is The Borgias.

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Post by wendy » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 2:13 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]I just found this while surfing the net. Does anyone else know about this? I also wonder why the producers did not think of Sharon Kay Penman for the job?

Here is the link:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16510775

Bec :) [/quote]

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Post by Misfit » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 3:25 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]My initial reaction was "nooooooo!" because I'm not a fan of Philippa Gregory. But my main complaint is about her characterization - I find her characters pretty one dimensional. Maybe that could be different in a TV show. Then again, if the movie for TOBG is any indication, it will be horrible...[/quote]

Same reaction I had :mad:

We were chatting about this at the R3 group at Goodreads. We were working on casting it and having a lot of fun with it.
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