What did you think of BBC One's new 10-part historical hokum The White Queen
, starring Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville
? The production values are good and Rebecca with dyed honey-blonde hair is suitably beautiful, but I could have done without the daft premonitions and soppy witchcraft with a crown-shaped ring pulled from a magic thread. Despite this nonsense, Janet McTeer stole the first episode as the dominant Jacquetta Woodville, pushy mother and queen-maker. Will Mum brush aside the powerful men in Philippa Gregory's feminist version of The Wars of The Roses
? I can't wait to see the girls in shining armour going to war, swinging their maces and battle-axes. Yes, it is going to get sillier. Americans will love it. If you missed Episode 1, CLICK
for BBC iPlayer and brace yourself for Episode 2 tomorrow at 9pm.
Update: the BBC tells Elizabeth Woodville's life story through Your Paintings: CLICK.