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Boudicca - ITV1 Last Night - Corrosive Shame
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Boudicca - ITV1 Last Night
Well, it seems Ancient Britons had little to do except sex and violence - but wow - they did it for free rather than watch it on TV - at least if Andrew Davies is correct.

I came across a quote this morning from Davies - "It'll be a mixture of Braveheart, I Claudius and Carry on Camping - only joking about the last bit. But there's not a tremendous lot of sex in it, which is unusual for me, though there'll be lots of violence - murders, rapes, slayings, beheadings". "Scenes of sexual content" went the warning before it started - and good old Andrew (who clearly has a reputation to live up to after such classics as "Tipping the Velvet", though I don't recall much sex and violence in "A Very Peculiar Practice" (though I will check the DVD when it's out later this year) - wasn't shy with Nero's incest, the rape of Boudicca's daughters and lots of other casual violence.

The script itself wasn't sublte - we had Upper-Class Toff Romans, and down to earth West Country, no Welsh, no Scottish ... Britons - though the latter did look good with limed hair and eyeliner Capn Jack Sparrow would be proud of. Saying all that, it passed the time, and wasn't too challenging. CGI was ok, no flashabcks of Toyah - but nothing especially memorable and no I Claudius.

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

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sixtine From: sixtine Date: September 29th, 2003 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't recall much sex and violence in "A Very Peculiar Practice"

I don't recall much violence but his first girlfriend was trying to train him in the art of sexual reserve and longevity. You don't remember the banana in bed scene? Very funny.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: September 29th, 2003 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I was a little young at the time of first broadcast...
sixtine From: sixtine Date: September 29th, 2003 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)
:-P I'm not that much older than you!
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sixtine From: sixtine Date: September 29th, 2003 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Although the nuns were largely psychologically violent rather than physically so.
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