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GUEST,Rana BS: Gormenghast: production by the Beeb (32) RE: BS: Gormenghast: production by the Beeb 31 Dec 00

I mentioned Gormenghast on the list last January after seeing it over here (Toronto) on CITY TV. I've been waiting for it to be released over here so I can have it without commercials.

The book (also at Uni) took me several attempts to reach page 200 or so but then the sheer imagination took over. I managed the second volume in 2 days.

It is my favourite work of fiction (Bulkagov's Master & Marguerita is a close second). The BBC's version was excellent, in my opinion and very faithful. Having just returned from the UK last night I saw some comments such as "Gormenghastly" which say more about the critic as opposed to the production. That being said, it is certainly not every ones cup of tea.

(I thought it might have been shown on PBS - WUBG(?) are co-prducers according to credits, but they didn't seem to know what I was talking about when I contacted them about it)

All the best for the new year

Cheers Rana

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