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The Night Watch

Another excellent BBC2 drama last night - a 1 1/2 hour compression of The Night Watch by Sarah Waters. It's a great book, and the TV show massively simplifies it of course. Unlike Case Histories, I found my memory of the book enhanced the scenes instead of diminishing them. However, I wish the BBC would dedicate more time to develop dramas like this in a more complex way. The acting was very fine, and the sets were slightly stylised and arty rather than realistic, which I think was a good way to make the budget work. I dreamed about the show afterward, which I always think is a good sign. I recommend the book more than the TV show, but both are good.
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