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BBC, Heroes and Villains

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:33 pm
by wurzul
BBC are showing Napoleon, Mon 12 Nov, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm 60mins
First in a series called Heroes and Villans – Spartacus, Attila the Hun, Richard the Lionheart, Cortes, Tokugawa Ieyasu are the other five.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/listings/pr ... 3_24347_60

From the Radio Times,
"On the basis of this look at one incident in Napoleon's early life, someone should give director Nick Murphy a big budget to go away and film the rest of it. Murphy zooms in on the moment in 1793 when the young French artillery captain used his tactical genius and political effrontery to help turf the English out of Toulon, and took the first steps on the way to becoming Emperour. It's not the English who are his main enemy, though; it's his blundering superiors. Kenneth Cranham appears as a gruff general, but the star of the piece is Rob Brydon, playing a revolutionary creep who uses the guillotine as readily as a door handle. When Brydon plays it straight, he's a fascinating actor.
There's some nice, which is to say nasty, battlefield action, too. It's not that often that on-screen cannon look convincing, but there's a real whiff of gunpowder in the air and genuinely stirring scenes".

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:05 am
by Andysmith
'Twas an excellent prog. last night...particularly Boney's sister wrapped in a tricoleur (steady the Buffs!)

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:50 am
by Eric the well read
Andysmith wrote:'particularly Boney's sister wrapped in a tricoleur
One of the few times an Englishmen should stand up and fight for the French flag :wink:
Regards
Eric

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:18 pm
by Andysmith
Absolument....vive La France!

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:25 pm
by Mark P.
Very good, the hamster guilotine might cause a few complaints though!

Viewing figures

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:37 pm
by wurzul
I'm a celebrity, get me out of here, 7 million; Heroes and Villains Napoleon, 2.5 million. :shock:

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:02 pm
by Andysmith
MMM..that means 4.5 million people are either oiks or can't read their radio Times correctly. 2.5 million isn't at all bad though really, is it?

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:22 am
by Andy R
Andysmith wrote:vive La France!
We'll have none of that language here without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience, thank you very much Mr. Smith.

Re: Viewing figures

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:04 am
by Alan_F
wurzul wrote:I'm a celebrity, get me out of here, 7 million; Heroes and Villains Napoleon, 2.5 million. :shock:
Which proves just how many stupid people there are in Britain. :lol: