A wonderful trip into the imagination of a very creative author. The look of the film is spectacular, the casting is dead-on (Christopher Lee when interviewed said he could not imagine anyone else playing any of the parts, and I could not agree more), and the machinations of anti-hero Steerpike are intriguing to watch. Although I have not read the novels (in the USA Peake is practically unknown), seeing this BBC version has piqued my curiosity. Of course, the books are on back order, as everyone else has the same idea! Definitely worth watching more than once; there's so much to notice and enjoy.