Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers, here, a little belated, is my update on the adaptations I watched last month:
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (2014)
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One lazy Saturday evening, I caught this comedy pilot, based on M. C. Beaton’s cosy crime novel, being reshown on Pick. Being a fan of the book, I enjoyed seeing our smart dressing, retired-PR executive Agatha Raisin come to the small screen for her first bumbling, amateur murder investigation. While this was jolly good fun, the production changed too much about the story and my favourite, well-loved characters for me to love it. Okay watch.
That is one new-to-me adaptation and with a re-watch of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) on ITV1, that’s just two adaptations finished in September! However, during the month, I also started watching new British drama, Killing Eve (2018), based on Luke Jennings’s Codename Villanelle novella series, and A Discovery of Witches (2018), based on Deborah Harkness’ popular All Souls trilogy. So, hopefully, I will have more to share with you in my next update.
As for non-adaptations, I faithfully tuned in each week for the BBC’s explosive new drama, The Bodyguard (2018), starring the amazing Keeley Hawes and rising-star Richard Madden. And my Saturday evening viewing is pretty much fixed now for the rest of the year, with the BBC launching its new series of Strictly Come Dancing!
Have you watched any of these? What did you watch in September?