Mapp and Lucia

An hilarious adaptation of E.F.Benson's novels, made by LWT for Channel Four in 1985 and 1986 as two series of 5x50mins. The episodes are quite simply SUPERB, boasting definitive performances by Geraldine McEwan, Nigel Hawthorne and Prunella Scales. Directed by Donald McWhinnie, they are a heady mix of OB video and multi-camera studio interiors. The music is quite brilliant. The rostrum work in the artwork title sequence is perhaps a little wobbly but the heart-warming music more than makes up for it.