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Wolf Hall

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Riverwalk Wed 21-Jan-15 17:41:36

BBC 2 tonight @ 21.00.

I can't wait - am almost beside myself with anticipation and excitement! grin

I saw the stage play, and Bring Up The Bodies, so expectations are high!

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 21-Jan-15 17:54:50

Thank you! Was just wondering when it was on. Looking forward to it immensely. So loved the book. smile

Nothing will make me hate Tom Cromwell! That poor little lad. Such a rotten start in life.

Anne58 Wed 21-Jan-15 17:57:16

I'm looking forward to it too! Although some things I've read in the press seem to be hinting that they are going for the full Tudor effect with the lighting!

I've read Wolf Hall, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but have not yet read "Bring up the Bodies".

Kiora Wed 21-Jan-15 18:09:18

My sister has just telephone to ask how excited I am. I told very very very. I'm so looking forward to it. smile I have my Cosy dressing gown on. Gin& tonic or beer (haven't made up my mind yet) at the ready.

durhamjen Wed 21-Jan-15 18:18:54

Your beer will have gone flat by the time it starts, Kiora, and if you start on the gin too early, you will have fallen asleep!

MrsPickle Wed 21-Jan-15 18:30:01

As long as they don't mumble...
Book was wonderful. They can't mess with history - can they?

durhamjen Wed 21-Jan-15 18:35:37

Doesn't everyone mess with history? Lucy Worsley thought it wasn't completely accurate, but is still looking forward to watching it.

Soutra Wed 21-Jan-15 18:40:23

It is a novel though not a historical documentary so you have to allow an element of suspended disbelief, but after the fiasco of the Tudors, The BBC will have to prove their grasp of historical accuracy. We shall see- love Mark Rylance anyway, he can do no wrong for me, I loved his Richard Iii!

Soutra Wed 21-Jan-15 18:40:45


Riverwalk Wed 21-Jan-15 18:45:08

I can see you're getting over-excited Soutra grin

There was a radio interview with the woman who wrote the music to the series - it was all enough to make me swoon!

get a grip

Oldgreymare Wed 21-Jan-15 18:50:07

Think I'll start the preparations now...... long soak in the bath, candles and lavendar oil; into warm fluffy PJs;settle back.
P.S. I loved both books too.

Greyduster Wed 21-Jan-15 19:04:48

I hope, as they say it will, that the series remains faithful to the excellent books. Hilary Mantell seems to be satisfied with it. I was not going to watch it tonight, as DH is out and it is being taped for him, but I don't think I'll be able to resist as I have looked forward to it so much. Large glass of red too, as I am not providing a taxi service this evening!

Tegan Wed 21-Jan-15 19:13:35

The S.O. tells me that there have been complaints about the fact that the characters 'have perfect teeth which they wouldn'tve had back then'. What will people find to complain about next? It will have to be good to lure me away from Game of Thrones though.

merlotgran Wed 21-Jan-15 19:20:52

Let's hope it doesn't disappoint. I've given up getting excited about BBC drama.

annodomini Wed 21-Jan-15 19:37:32

I'm not getting too excited: that way lies disappointment!

GillT57 Wed 21-Jan-15 20:54:51

I am very excited and looking forward to this. Reading the book at the moment and have already read Bring up the Bodies. I know it was the wrong way round but we all know what happens to Anne Boleyn and it doesn't spoil my enjoyment of all the intrigue and skulduggery of the Tudo court. Recording it to watch tomorrow with DH who is out and DD who has gone to bed tired. So tomorrow evening shall watch it with mug of mulled wine to get in the mood. .....

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 21-Jan-15 20:59:14

Tegan are you watching Game of Thrones on DVD? There's not a new series started yet is there? confused

NotTooOld Wed 21-Jan-15 21:00:58

It's just about to start. grin

rubysong Wed 21-Jan-15 21:07:46

Sorry if this is a daft question but what was the significance of the title. I read the book, which I enjoyed (it was a bit long) but can't recall what or where Wolf Hall was.

annodomini Wed 21-Jan-15 21:54:40

It is the seat of the Seymour family (I think) which is Henry's next port of call - as it were.

Tegan Wed 21-Jan-15 22:28:44

jings; I'm working my way through the box set. Series 4 is on dvd in February and series 5 on satellite tv in the spring. I'm loving it.

POGS Wed 21-Jan-15 22:49:31

I haven't read the book but I did watch it tonight.

I must admit to not being particularly hooked but I appreciate it is perhaps unfair to judge too quickly. I still see Henry 8th as Brody from Homeland confused

Can I ask those who have read the book , do you think the book is better from what you have viewed so far?

NotTooOld Wed 21-Jan-15 23:03:17

I think the books are better but then I usually do. I did enjoy it tonight but was it my imagination or did the actors sometimes mumble? My hearing is not of the best but I couldn't always make out what they were saying. Did anyone else have the same problem?

Tegan Wed 21-Jan-15 23:04:24

I was about to ask the same POGS [I haven't read the book either]. I need to rewatch it as the phone rang part way through, but I did find it a bit slow and I thought Anne Boleyn [I assume it was her] was lacking in charisma.

Tegan Wed 21-Jan-15 23:05:42

Not; I find that a lot of the time these days with programmes but I struggled to hear some of it also.