Culture Street

TV

Wolf Hall to premiere on BBC First

On January 23, 2015

BBC First might be onto something. This week Wolf Hall, the highly-anticipated, 6-part TV adaption of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels pulled an incredible 3.9 million viewers for its first episode in the UK. For BBC 2 it was the biggest overnight audience for an episode in a drama series for a decade.

Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies will be premiering in Australia on BBC First after Easter.

The lavish series stars Emmy-nominated Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, Olivier and Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell and Claire Foy as the calculating and ambitious Anne Boleyn.

Directed by BAFTA-winning Peter Kosminsky and adapted by Oscar-nominated Peter Straughan, the flagship drama presents an intimate portrait of Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant consigliere to King Henry VIII, as he manoeuvres the corridors of power at the Tudor court. The story follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker – from humble beginnings and an enigmatic past – who must serve king and country while navigating deadly political intrigue, the King’s tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation.

Mark Rylance says: "I love it when an author, such as Hilary Mantel, does her research and discovers an original understanding of a very familiar piece of history. Even during our rehearsals her detailed imagination of the world of Thomas Cromwell is alive in Peter Straughan's ingenious and faithful adaptation.”

The drama also stars Jonathan Pryce (Cranford), Joanne Whalley (The Borgias), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock),Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife), Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Thomas Brodie-Sangster(Game of Thrones) and Saskia Reeves (Turks & Caicos).

You Might Also Like

TV

TV Guide, Sunday November 24 – November 30

This week we have moved on from the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK to the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Christmas is also in the air with festive...

On November 24, 2013

TV

TV Weekly Guide 5-11 February

Sunday: Interstellar, 8.30pm, Seven

On February 5, 2017

TV

TV Weekly Guide 8-14 February

Sunday: House of Hancock, 8.45pm, Nine

On February 8, 2015
 

TV

28th April – May 3rd Weekly TV Guide

Sunday: Modern Family, 6.30pm, TEN

On April 27, 2014

TV

TV Weekly Guide June 1 - June 7

Sunday: Silent Witness, 8.30pm, ABC1

On June 1, 2014

TV

Trailer released for House of Cards Season 3

While Kevin Spacey was busy receiving the Golden Globe for his role as Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Netflix released the trailer for Season 3.

On January 13, 2015
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au