Adaptations: September 2018

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?

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14 thoughts on “Adaptations: September 2018

  1. I didn’t realise Harkness’ books had been adapted. Still yet to read them. Did the M C Beaton stop with the pilot over all or are there others do you know? For once I watched a lot of films in September but only one adaptation, Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, a South African film based on the book of the same name. It was pretty good.

    1. Charlie, I believe after the Agatha Raisin pilot there was one season. I doubt I will watch anymore as too much was changed for me, but if you’ve not read the books it probably wouldn’t matter. I am pleased to hear your enjoyed Happiness is a Four-Letter Word.

  2. I really must watch the Bodyguard. And, I can’t believe Agatha Raisin has been adapted, well, I can, but it just made me laugh seeing it here because I’ve seen a few of your reviews.
    Lynn 😀

  3. I loved Killing Eve and have really enjoyed The Bodyguard too (I still need to finish the final two episodes). I can’t wait to watch A Discovery of Witches, but mostly because of one Mr. Mathew Goode tbh! Look forward to hearing your thoughts about it next time!

    1. Jessie, I am about half way through Killing Eve and I am loving it so far. I hope you enjoy the final two episodes of The Bodyguard! Oh and the lovely Mr Matthew Goode is definitely worth tuning in for 😛

  4. I watched several movies in the last month. Love Simon, Bel Canto, and The Children Act, as adaptations. I liked the first and third very much. Also, Mimic, Resolution, Under the Skin, Ghost Stories (in the sci-fi, suspense, and horror genres)–I’m desperately looking for scary movies that I can blog about for the R.I.P. XIII challenge, Peril on the Screen; the last four have failed to impress me.

  5. In September I watched a few movies adapted from books: Lean on Pete adapted from the novel by Willy Vlautin; Disobedience from the novel by Naomi Alderman; Bel Canto (novel by Ann Patchett). I enjoyed all of them.

    1. Cathy, what I have seen of Killing Eve I have loved! And I am thrilled to hear you’re a fellow Strictly fans, especially cute that your twins are mini Strictly fans too! 🙂

  6. I’ve yet to read or watch anything Harry Potter. My husband, however, is a tremendous fan having read all the books numerous times and watching any movie version he can get his hands on. Our DVR has more than one of several stored in it, as he’s found various “cuts” of the films include material that others don’t. I still say someday I’ll pull his set of books off the shelf.

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