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Wishing I Was in the UK so I Could Watch This Show!

Photographer: Todd Antony

Photographer: Todd Antony

“Ten minutes into the first episode of the BBC’s new seven-part adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, there is a spookily good scene that reveals what viewers can expect in the following weeks.

On a snowy night in February 1807, the members of a local society dedicated to the history of magic gather in York Minster. They have been promised a practical demonstration of sorcery, and almost all are scoffers and sceptics. A short distance away, in a pool of candlelight, the timid-looking Mr Norrell (Eddie Marsan) closes his eyes and murmurs a few mysterious words. Suddenly the aisles are full of noises. Gargoyles grimace and whisper overhead; statues grind into life; carved angels pluck stone harps and sing with unearthly stony voices. As a more open-minded witness observes the following day, thanks to a huge library of spells Norrell has assembled over the years, “magic is restored to England”.

Read the full Telegraph article


3 responses

  1. Sigh… they do get all the good stuff. Someday Netflix… maybe. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    May 15, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    • Netflix does make up for it… almost. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      May 15, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      • I love Netflix. I’ve been Comcast-free for nearly 2 years. And (not that it’s actually a good thing but…) i watch more TV than i ever did, even with a full cable package.
        Wishing you a satisfying Saturday. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

        May 16, 2015 at 5:27 am

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