Thursday, March 11, 2010


By J.B.

Big sigh of relief. I’ve just finished a book and have handed it off to my first reader. This gives me a week to relax, read, and watch some BBC films before I have to make final corrections and email it to my editor.
Why BBC? What’s wrong with the American films available at my local Blockbuster store?
I choose BBC productions more and more as I get older, delighting in the character development and beautiful scenery.
Here are some of my favorites:
  1. Cranford
  2. Pride & Prejudice
  3. Emma
  4. Jane Eyre
  5. Persuasion
  6. Rosemary & Thyme
  7. Monarch of the Glen (only the first couple seasons)
  8. The House of Elliot
  9. Midsomer Murders
  10. Sherlock Holmes

I’ve watched these films/series over and over again and am ready for something new. I’ve heard The Last Detective is good and I’ve also been told to get my hands on Ballykissangel.
Can you help me indulge in a little BBC next week and recommend a new series or film?