First time director Niall MacCormick more-or-less delivers with this sweet and predictable slice of countryside sexual politics. And lost childhood. And foundering careers. And growing up. And Alzheimer’s Disease. And some boobs (but only for a second). Basically, each character has a big oppressive thing hanging round his or her neck – if only there was a name for that… Did we mention it’s called ALBATROSS?
Mutiny, death and philosophy on the high seas in this two-part made-for-TV adaptation of Jack London’s 1906 novel The Sea Wolf. Helped by an impressive cast and a faithful transposition of the original text’s deeply psychological and political themes, Sea Wolf is a bloody and tense maritime drama that delivers a lot more than you’d expect from the average period adaptation.