"This unabridged adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel is an unprecedented period drama set amongst the upper classes of the inter-war interval and is probably the greatest of them all with a few renowned cameos lending extra gravitas."
"House of Cards, To Play the King, The Final Cut: Is this a devilishly-plotted, ingenious retelling of MacBeth set in the backstabbing corridors of power, with Ian Richardson in a career performance as the Machiavellian Francis Urquhart? You might very well think that, I could not possibly comment."
"One of the better costume dramas of its day with perfect portrayals of Anthony Trollope’s characters, incl. Alan Rickman’s breakthru role. Takes a few eps to fully engage, pity it was only shot on VT."