Two reasons to miss UK TV over Easter weekend

This is a two-part (four-hour) adaptation of LABYRINTH, the Kate Mosse thriller that you should have read by now starting tonight – Saturday.

Saturday 30th March and Sunday 31st March at 21.00 on Channel 4.

Starring Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil {the first one that died} Crawley from Downton Abbey),  Vanessa Kirby (Great Expectations & Wasteland) and John Hurt (A Man for All SeasonsAlien, and the one he plays with a bag on his head!).

Kate Moss tells the story of Dr Alice Tanner who inherits a house in SW France and embarks on a time-travelling adventure with Alaïs Pelletier du Mas and Audric.

Watch and spot the locations around Carcassonne – and the studio-built sets for caves and interiors of castles!

Since Labyrinth, Kate Moss has published several novels, short stories and plays, including Sepulchre, The Winter Ghosts and Citadel.

But this Labyrinth has Ridley Scott as a Producer . . . which helps explain why John Hurt is on the cast list.  But it has Ridley Scott’s name attached . . . so . . . Be ashamed, Be very ashamed.

The advertisements have better diction, better lip-sync, better CGIs, better music, better acting, better photography, better story line, better continuity, better editing and better direction

But the high point are the advertisements for Nokia, Lloyds Banking, Nat West Banking, Seat, Freelander 2, Evil Dead, Masterchef UK, Renault, Auto Trader, Coors Light,, Mastercard, Nintendo, i-Pad, Coperative food, Thomson Holidays, Kikkomen Soy Sauce, Stella Artois,, Currys PC World, Wilkinson Sword RAzors, Dark Skies TV programme, O2, Sky TV, HP IT kit, Guiness, Oblivion Film with Tom Cruise, Masterchef UK, i-Phone,, Tesco, B&Q, HTC-1 phones, Netflix, Cuprinol, Furniture Village, Money, Skoda Octavia cars, Visit Ireland, HSBC, Nivea Moisturiser, Pom Juice,, Aldi, Ibis Hotels, Special K Chocolate Cereal, American Express, Meat Loaf’s Bat out of Hell album with a 3D cover as a special edition, Cushelle toilet paper, The Intern TV show, KTC Hot Shots Variety Buckets, a future programme on ‘dogging’ and Walker’s prawn flavoured Crisps ! – all have better production values.

At least they don’t  shoot in a South African ultra-modern mansion with an alligator skull on a plinth and pretend to be in the Languedoc ! The location manager needs shooting themselves.

A TV film series that is as bad as the book. Scenes of nudity and violence . . . ! ! !


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