October 21st, 2007

The Librarian

Tasty viewing

Got hold of the 1987 mini-series Porterhouse Blue, which I've been wanting to see since forever ... I loved the novel (well, I love all of Tom Sharpe's novels) and this program lived up to every word of it. Marvelous performances by David Jason, as Skullion and Ian Richardson as the Headmaster, surrounded by an equally fabulous cast. If you've not read it or seen it, you've got to do one or the other (mind you, reading isn't as effective as SEEing the scene where Skullion is running around the college quad at night, trying to kill hundreds of inflated condoms ...)

Okay it's very silly in spots. But it's still great drama.