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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!

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karen9
Aug. 26th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, French would be easier than Russian!

I hope The White Queen is aired in Canada. You'll have to read the book trilogy to cover the tv series: The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter. The tv series crammed too much into ten episodes.
rusty_armour
Aug. 26th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, French would be easier than Russian!

LOL! Yeah, just a bit! *g* I'm terrible at speaking French, but I'm not bad at reading it.

I hope The White Queen is aired in Canada.

I'm sure we'll get it here. Even if we don't, I have a feeling that my mom will buy the DVD when it's available. She's a big Philippa Gregory fan.

You'll have to read the book trilogy to cover the tv series: The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter. The tv series crammed too much into ten episodes.

Yikes! No wonder the series couldn't do it justice! Well, I'm pretty sure my mom has all the books, so I should be able to cover the trilogy. :-)

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