Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Amongst other things 2012 marks the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. You can keep tabs on all the various events here but the celebrations got of to a brilliant start with the BBC's latest production of Great Expectations. No one does costume drama like the beeb and they didn't let us down this time. The sets, the locations, the acting, all superb and the icing on the cake was Ray Winstone who gave us what must be the best ever portrayal of Magwitch. Lovely stuff. I think that Great Expectations is my favourite Dickens tale so when I had the opportunity a few years back to be involved in a previous BBC production I didn't need to be asked twice. My contribution consisted of marine coordination and a (very) small speaking part. What larks!