Wolf Hall – A Review – the Gospel In History


It is almost always the case that the film or TV series is never as good as the books or books on which they are based. I fully expected that to be the case when Wolf Hall the latest BBC historic series was broadcast. In fact I was so sure of it that I almost didn’t watch – which would have been a great error.   The books, Bring up the Bodies and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel are wonderful. The elegance of the writing, the detail of the history and the wonderful way in which Mantel takes you into another age, another era, and yet makes it believable, is something that makes these books a delight to read.

The dramatization however was just as good. If the BBC keep producing material as good as this I might even be tempted to renew my licence! The direction by Peter Kosminsky and…

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