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Review: Wolf Hall (BBC TV Series)

Wolf Hall is the TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s books Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, following the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell. 576 more words

Television Series Review

The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered (National Portrait Gallery)

This week I went to the National Portrait Gallery to see the The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered. This exhibition has the most complete display of Tudor portraits ever assembled in one place, which appears to means the most Tudor portraits in both overall volume and in terms of the number of royals shown. 1,259 more words

Exhibitions

Wolf Hall

(BBC, 2015)

To begin with, I liked it. Quite a lot. Four stars. Out of five (it wasn’t perfect). The opening minutes are especially hamstrung by clunky history-lesson dialogue, for which I recognise the need, though the sense of being chaperoned by a script has rarely been stronger. 1,296 more words

Pink V: Dream Casting

This post was written by Miss Eliza of Strange and Random Happenstance.

If there is one man in all of Lauren’s books whom I want to sweep me off my feet, I cannot deny that it’s Turnip Fitzhugh. 558 more words

Lauren Willig

BBC First opens Wolf Hall

When it launched this week on BBC Two, Wolf Hall became the channel’s biggest drama launch for a decade.

About 3.9 million people tuned in to see the first episode of the series, based on Hilary Mantel’s books, the largest audience for a new drama since 6.6 million watched Rome in 2005. 106 more words

Acquisition

Wolf Hall - Three Card Trick (BBC2)

There has been a buzz surrounding Wolf Hall.  Ever since the hype of the RSC’s stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies last year, audiences have been brimming with anticipation for how the BBC will deliver their version of the historically-based fiction.   364 more words

B007 Ep 53: Wolf Hall (TV Preview)

A preview of the new BBC/PBS TV miniseries Wolf Hall, based on the Booker Prize winning novels by Hilary Mantel telling the story of Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn from the perspective of his Lord Chancellor Thomas Cromwell. 106 more words

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