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Excellent Adaptation of A Milestone Book
on 22 June 2011
Sometimes the BBC hits the spot with adaptations of modern novels. The feel of 1970s Birmingham is subtle but spot on. The young cast excel and the adult supporting cast such as Mark Williams and Sarah Lancashire show their relibility. Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais proved once again their ability. Taking a book of such depth and condensing it to three one hour episodes without losing its essential message is amazing. Obviously there were compromises. There is no steak house scene and the school magazine at the heart of the book is superflous to this adaptation, but instead we had a better explanation of the disappearace which would lead to the Closed Circle. Just one gripe, why have the BBC not made this more available.