My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).
Sadly this had very little to do with R.S.Surtees or either of his novels about John Jorrocks. Plot, characterisation, dialogue showed a meagre knowledge of the original writing and both language and atitudes seemed like a clumsy parody of mid twentieth century. There were foolish and unfunny episodes which replaced genuinely amusing ones in the books... Jorrocks arrival by train, for example. I have never been tempted to say this before, but I could have done better.
Hi Tallack,Sorry for the delay in replying. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Jaunts and Jollities. Even though the adaptation was weak, hopefully Charles' performance was good! Will listen to it soon (I recorded it).
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