Friday, 22 October 2010

Pillars of the Earth

How is it that I missed all these great stories when I was growing up?

Michael Morpurgo's Warhorse - which, incidentally, is being made into a film by none other than Steven Spielberg because he fell in love with the story after seeing the amazing play, and now Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth. The TV mini-series is being shown on Channel 4 after its run on Starz in America and I am hooked after the first 2 episodes. Ridley Scott is executive producer (!) and the amazing cast plus the complex story set in 12th century England with its court politics played out alongside the human stories makes for riveting TV. It could only have worked as a TV series, film would not have done it justice.

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