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Birdsong

#1  Postby trubble76 » Jan 12, 2012 7:32 pm

It’s been nearly 20 years since it was first published, but at last Sebastian Faulks’s First World War novel Birdsong - the book that British readers voted the 13th best ever read in 2003 - has reached the screen.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... eview.html

The book is one of my absolute favourites, and I'm hoping the TV adaption will do it justice.

*does the happy dance*
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Anyone else looking forward to it?
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Re: Birdsong

#2  Postby Paul » Jan 13, 2012 9:05 am

Me too!

Can't understand why it has hardly been trailed on BBC.
I think the first trails were about a week or two ago and didn't even say when it was going to be on.

Can they fit it all into two 90 minute episodes?
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#3  Postby Doubtdispelled » Jan 13, 2012 9:24 am

Oooh, I'm off to set my new tv recorder for this.

Sebastian Faulks is one of my favourite authors. :)
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#4  Postby trubble76 » Jan 13, 2012 10:06 am

Paul wrote:Me too!

Can't understand why it has hardly been trailed on BBC.
I think the first trails were about a week or two ago and didn't even say when it was going to be on.

Can they fit it all into two 90 minute episodes?


I don't know, but it's probably unlikely, but then it's fairly standard for books to be cut down when televised. I think it's just a matter of whether it's trimmed or slashed.
I'm thinking some of the more violent parts of the warfare might be diluted.
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#5  Postby Nostalgia » Jan 13, 2012 10:57 am

trubble76 wrote:Anyone else looking forward to it?


To be honest trubble I wasn't. But that's got more to do with the BBC continually disappointing me when it comes to drama. I'll also admit I wasn't aware it was a book. But if you folks recommend it I'll Sky+ it. I do like the actor in the main role. Although I can't for the life of me remember what I've seen him in. :think:
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