Sunday, May 10, 2009

When the TV is almost as good as the book

It’s not often that a televised version of a book gets a thumbs up but one episode into the Channel 4 version of Dance to the Music of Time and its looking like a winner.

The series, which is on DVD, was shown years ago and manages to weave together several books into each episode in a way that allows the story to flow and develop in a surprisingly good way. In that respect it is similar to last year’s Radio 4 adaptation which managed to roughly cover three books per episode.

Although it’s a different from the book in its own way it’s an experience that provides just as much enjoyment. The screen version has been written with real sympathy and where there are omissions you hardly notice them.

Looking forward to watching the rest of the series.

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