This is the first of my three-part review of Wolf-Hall, which aired from 21st of January to the 25th of February in the UK. It began airing on the 5th of April in the United States and will on the 11th of April in Australia. 1,025 more words
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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
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
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