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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:04 pm

just thought I would start a thread for BBC His Dark Materials. finally they may be doing it justice. Razz

https://mashable.com/video/his-dark-materials-bbc-one-teaser/?europe=true

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Post by halfwise on Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:31 pm

Don't know anything about the books, but I think it's interesting Lin Manual Miranda is being pulled into a purely dramatic role, with no music or dancing to be seen.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:23 am

I read the books, a long time ago. I liked them well enough, but take umbrage with some of Pullman's philosophical views as expressed in the themes of that series.

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