Saturday, 17 January 2015

Wolf Hall

The BBC has adapted Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels about Thomas Cromwell into a six-part drama series: Wolf Hall. I read a Booker Prize-winning novel years ago. It was earnest tripe. I've never read another. The fact that the BBC has chosen BBC Two to air the series doesn't bode well; it suggests a minority interest which Auntie regards as too cerebral for the plebs who watch BBC One. Still, on the bright side Wolf Hall does have Jessica Raine, one of my favourite actresses, playing Jane Boleyn, the wife of Anne Boleyn's brother George. Jane served as one of Anne Boleyn's ladies-in-waiting. Cromwell is played by Mark Rylance, Henry VIII by Damian Lewis. Episode 1 Three Card Trick is on BBC Two on 21 January at 9pm (CLICK).


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