Having whipped through the entire Lord Peter series in the first two weeks of the year, I decided to see if the BBC miniseries/movies/whatevers were any good. Strong Poison came in the other day, so I popped it into the player during lunch.
This is dreadful.
I don’t mean that it’s a bad production. Far from it. The problem is that Harriet Walter is playing Harriet Vane, and as soon as she opened her mouth, I hated her. Not because she’s a bad actress, but because she played Fanny in the Emma Thompson Sense & Sensibility, and she did it so well that I can’t hear her voice without feelings of loathing and revulsion.
Dammit. I really like Harriet Vane in print; I just can’t stand watching this.
Will try another episode later and see if things improve.