I cannot believe this is the first I’m hearing of this. I love Birdsong! I love that it was referenced in one of my favorite episodes of Vicar of Dibley (in which she meets Richard Armitage and calls him, “you towney bastard.”). I LOVE that Birdsong has finally come to screen!
Love and Death on the Western Front
Sunday 22 January 2012
Stephen (Eddie Redmayne) finds it all quiet on the Western Front
…Now Birdsong finally arrives as a two part drama to BBC One for broadcast on January 22 and January 29. The two leads are the very handsome pair of Eddie Redmayne and Clémence Poésy, who star as the passionate young lovers Stephen and Isabelle, the screenplay is by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) and advance word is that it is a gripping and faithful adaptation of the book. But it will have its work cut out to better the novel that was number 13 in a 2003 BBC poll to pick the favourite UK novel of all time…