Gloriously rich production, fantastic music.
Such a gloriously rich production, so rare on our screen these days. I can't believe I missed this first time round! The writing is strong and the bizarre characters brilliantly portrayed - the wallflower Lindsay Baxter, mad cossack Nigel Terry, his voluptuous neighbour Annette Badlands, the scheming Lesley Manville and her gay husband Simon Russell-Beale, off in his own world. Bizarre bizarre, frightening, nightmarish one moment and then hilarious the next, and with a soundtrack which matches the dangerous turns of the plots superbly, moving from romantic Russian grandeur to Ealing comedy and everything in between, Roger Jackson's score is of a quality that is hard to find in TV drama. Love it!
- Jan 11, 2004
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