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as a result the picture sits very small in the middle of the screen looking pretty lost, surrounded by large areas of dark screen
on 26 April 2018
Buyer beware: this superb drama has been badly served. The DVD seems to be just a transfer from the old VHS tape, as far as I can see. Also, there has been no attempt to change the screen ratio to make it suitable for modern TV's; as a result the picture sits very small in the middle of the screen looking pretty lost, surrounded by large areas of dark screen. This is one of the best dramas the BBC has ever produced and, frankly, it deserves much better treatment. As it says by the title, it has simply been repackaged, that's all: don't be fooled by the cover. Message to the BBC: look at the sheer number of glowing reviews for Persuasion on this site, and on amazon.com: they are completely right. This is the finest screen adaptation of Austen, bar none. Please put it out in a decent format.