Promotions and Demotions

Posted: March 2, 2016 in England, France, tv crime fiction, Uncategorized

I am reading The Night Manager by John Le Carre, and after watching the excellent first episode on Tv have decided to postpone watching further episodes till I have finished the book. 

Viewers of Happy Valley, the award winning TV series, have already seen a promotion when James Norton went from playing psychopathic rapist and murderer Tommy Lee Voyce to playing the dashing Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in War and Peace. With Happy Valley series two now on our screens Norton is demoted back to Tommy Lee Voyce. Happy Valley is a brilliant  program that has kept the excitement and high standards of series 0ne.

The Night Manager also involved a considerable change of status as glamourous French actress Aure Akita played Sophie, the mistress of crook Freddy Hamid, only to move on to play Gabrielle Tackichieff, Madame Secretary General at the Elysee Palace, in the second series of Spin [Les homme de l’ombre].  

  1. Kathy D. says:

    I am so glad that Happy Valley season 2 is going on so I can look for it here sometime in the near future. Didn’t know about The Night Manager. Another way to avoid doing needed tasks. (Sigh)

  2. Norman Price says:

    Kathy unlike the unfortunate Broadchurch 2 the second series of Happy Valley is excellent. Of course Sally Wainwright is a superb writer and has an understanding real people in a working class environment.

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