6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
My only complaint is that it only lasted 5 hours. I did not
want it to end. What a superb cast. We expect the finest
from Dame Judi and Eileen Atkins but Francesca Annis, Lisa
Dillon, Imelda Staunton and Julia MacKenzie are just as good.
What makes the program so enjoyable is how well written and
witty it is throughout. A beautifully cast, well produced
series that everyone will want to see.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
There are many things wrong with the film version. Changing the locale from Sweden to Vienna means all references to the midnight sun and its effects on lovers are gone. Several of
the songs that worked on the stage are also eliminated. But
there is a nice new version of "The Glamorous Life" and "A
Weekend in the Country" is superbly done. Diana Rigg is superb as Charlotte and is quite touching singing "Every Day
a Little Death". Elizabeth Taylor is a perfect Desire Armfeldt, an actress who has seen it all (and done it all).
Her rendition of "Send in the Clowns" will leave you speechless.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Margaret Whiting has become well represented on CD with a release
from Vocalion, A 2 CD set from Collector's Choice and a recent
Sepia compilation of her 78s. This set will include her singles
from 1950-1962 and many of them are superb. Her "Haunting Love"
and "Stowaway" will be most welcome. She was one of the finest
female vocalists of her time and this CD will be a welcome
addition to her fans