|Where have all the shoppers gone?|
|My new socks|
Happy New Year
As well as enjoying Mapp and Lucia on BBC 1 over the last 3 nights and ITV's dramatisation of late period Tommy Cooper last night I am getting well stuck into The Death of Ivan Ilyich -books could be preferable to TV dramatisations as I find myself drawn to notice the tight angles often used to make sure only period details are shown and that crowd effects are created with absolute minimum numbers of actors/extras.
I'm not sure if I enjoyed seeing Mapp and Lucia because of the earlier production (with Geraldine McEwan and Prunella Scales - C4 I think) or from reading E F Benson's books - but the vitriol was certainly to the fore in this latest rendition.