2019 Christmas lit-chillers on UK TV. Read the verdict of CLARE RAMSEY
‘After the much-criticised pre-Christmas turkey that was the BBC’s leaden adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of The Worlds I can’t have been the only viewer / licence-payer with a strong sense that the corporation ‘owed us one’ for the festive season.’
Read Ramsey on ‘A Christmas Carol’ (BBC1), ‘Martin’s Close’ (BBC4) and ‘Susan Hill’s Ghost Story’ (Channel Five)
The reviewer of the Times London awarded it 5 stars. Actor Steven Berkoff wrote to the newspaper denouncing it as ‘cheap… barbarism’. So, now that the dust has settled a little, what should we think of the BBC’s recent Dracula?