I wasn’t expecting much from this Drama Premiere on ITV1, but I was pleasantly surprised! I’m glad I recorded it on SkyPlus last night!
It seemed to combine a credible time-travel story whilst retaining the look-and-feel of a authentic period-piece. It also blended genuine character warmth with occasional touches of humour. I loved ‘Amanda’s’ ring-tone on her phone – the theme from the BBC adaptation! and the fact she couldn’t get a mobile signal once she’d travelled back in time.
Jemima Rooper gave a good solid performance throughout. There are another three-parts to this and for me, it’s already got a ‘Life-on-Mars’ feel to it. It’ll be interesting to see what the viewing figures are like.
Update 5 September: According to Digital Spy, the first episode of Lost In Austen, …drew an average of 3.81m (16.7%) in the 9pm hour. The figure is down slightly on the 4.55m (20.1%) who watched ITV1’s Champions League coverage on Wednesday last week.
I got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art of writing seemed to be the perfect combination to contribute a few words to the online community. But I’m no Samuel Pepys! If you’re looking for deep and meaningful comments on a variety of subjects, then you’ve arrived at the wrong site! I only pen for pleasure! On average, my posts appear about twice per month, covering family & friends, cinema visits, eating out, holiday experiences and techy stuff. Oh, and as this is my hobby, there are no sponsored links nor adverts here – it’s all done with love!
I hope you find it enjoyable, interesting and occasionally, even helpful!