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The White Queen BBC series

I've just watched the final episode of The White Queen. I liked the series, though the BBC obviously didn't have enough funds to do the story justice. The battles were unrealistic with very small numbers and there were a few more inaccuracies than acceptable even in a tv series based on novels. Particularly showing Henry Tudor fighting at Bosworth when he stayed protected at the rear of the battle.  Many characters were not included, notably Richard's close friend Francis Lovell.  I think Aneurin Barnard was excellent as Richard III and the actresses who played the Neville sisters were the next best. It was unusual to see Anne Neville played as a strong ambitious woman rather than the mild and sickly one of history.  Rupert Graves was as usual very good in the role of Stanley, the traitor! I don't think rusty_armour would care much for his close-cut hair and his tatty beard!


Aug. 26th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
It's great to hear that Rupert did have some of the best lines. :-)

Thanks for the Broadchurch link. Unfortunately, I'm running into the same problems. I'm either asked for credit card information or the video won't play or download even when I try to download the necessary player. I'm wondering if it's because I'm in a different region. The first recommended site was from a Brit. Anywaaaaay, the first episode is on YouTube (with Russian subtitles), so I think I'll settle for that and just skip the second episode. I've been able to tape episodes 3-6 of the first series. I'll be taping 7 & 8 tonight and tomorrow.

I've heard that Broadchurch is pretty dark, but very good.

BTW, I saw The World's End today. I really, really enjoyed it, though I think Hot Fuzz will always be my favourite movie in the Cornetto Trilogy.
Aug. 26th, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you really enjoyed The World's End. I'm hoping it will come on the circuit here.

The site I use is best for streaming rather than downloading. I tried the nowvideo.eu host for Broadchurch episode two. Click on the episode then on Play Now. Click "Close ad and continue as free user." Delete advertisement tab that comes up. Click arrow. Close any "Download Play now" boxes that may come up. OR the played.to host. Click on the episode then on Play Now. Click the small X box and close ads that have opened in the background. Then click the arrow. Both of these hosts are pretty slow to get going so try them out of peak hours.
Aug. 26th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
I hope it hits the big screen in South Africa. I think you'd really enjoy it. :-)

Thanks for the excellent tips! :-D I'll definitely try what you've suggested outside of peak hours. I think I probably ran into problems because I wasn't using those steps.

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