Category Archives: Miniseries

Robin Ellis in “The Moonstone” (1972) – reviewed by George

A war is in progress in India, and a castle has been attacked. Two British soldiers, Major Frayne and his sergeant (Stephen Rea and Derek Chafer) enter a treasure room with two men already inside: a British officer, Colonel Herncastle … Continue reading

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Olivia Vinall is “The Woman in White” (2017) – reviewed by George

This second 5-hour miniseries version of the book has much to recommend it. Important (to me at least): the same actress plays both Laura Fairlie and Anne Catherick. And further, Count Fosco is much younger, Frederick Fairlie is still neurotic … Continue reading

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Deirdra Morris is “The Woman in White”: Parts 4 and 5 (1982) – reviewed by George

Part 4: This part describes the comeuppance of Sir Percival Glyde (John Shrapnel), who, in the first moments, tells the housekeeper, Mrs. Michelson (Carol MacReady), that he can’t afford the hall (true), and that the staff must leave tomorrow. He … Continue reading

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Deirdra Morris is “The Woman in White”: Part One (1982) – reviewed by George

This BBC miniseries is rather astounding. All I’ve ever known of the tale is the Warner Bros. movie I reviewed last week, and the differences here are unsettling. First, Anne Catherick and Laura Fairlie are played by two different actresses. … Continue reading

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A Young Doctor’s Notebook (2012) – reviewed by George

This 4-part miniseries is only about 1:37 in total, and it is very good – dramatic, horrific, but still with some nice laughs. And so quick to watch. It begins in Moscow, 1934, with an older doctor (Jon Hamm) being … Continue reading

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The Fall (2013-2016) Reviewed by Anita ****

You all know how I love miniseries’ and I also love British dramas.  I’ve found the best of both worlds in The Fall, a British-Irish crime drama on Nexflix filmed and set in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast is a tough … Continue reading

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Vincent Elbaz is D’Artagnan in “The 4 Musketeers” (2005) – reviewed by George

Seems like it should have come around before now, but this is the only French version of the story I could find, and it’s a doozy. The stunts and the score are super, and the story is followed, but with … Continue reading

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Halloween Miniseries Reviewed by Anita *****

You all know my love of the miniseries.  I’d like to share a few here that fit the Halloween theme 100%.  They are all *****, each a total hit.  I believe you will feel the same when you give them … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett is D’Artagnan in “The Three Musketeers”: Disc Two, Episodes Six to Ten (1966) – reviewed by George

Part 6: Branded His three buddies explain to D’Artagnan why he should distrust Constance (Kathleen Breck), she is the Cardinal’s spy. And Athos (Jeremy Young) explains why he has no love life: his wife turned out to be a branded … Continue reading

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Jeremy Brett as D’Artagnan in “The There Musketeers”: Disc One, Episodes One to Five (1966) – reviewed by George

This 10-part miniseries (half-hour episodes) features Jeremy Brett in the starring role 18 years before he started his ten-year stint as Sherlock Holmes. The book is closely followed and the action breaks down thusly: Part One – Enemies D’Artagnan’s father … Continue reading

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