'DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES'
NEW BBC PERIOD SET SERIES
In the news from the epic front today, BBC Two is going to adapting Eugene McCabe’s Irish novel DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES into a
three part historical mini series! It is a story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. It is set in a world of spies, confessions and double dealing; where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace and impending doom, centred around the 25th birthday of Beth Winters - the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather Billy. As decades of pain and betrayal finally build to a devastating climax, this powerful and gripping drama illuminates tensions that tear both families and nations apart.
|The series will have three hourlong episodes|
'BLESSED VIRGIN' 17TH CENTURY
DRAMA CASTS LAMBERT WILSON AND CHARLOTTE RAMPLING
|Lambert Wilson will lead the male part of the cast|
To be directed by famous Paul Verhoeven, it will see gorgeous Virginie Efira playing Benedetta Carlini, a novice nun capable of performing miracles, who joins an Italian convent in the late 17th century, as plague is ravaging the land.
While at the convent she begins
a love affair with another woman. Steamy and scandalous and delightfully sinful :) The story is,
apparently, based on historical facts about the abbess Carlini.
|Virginie Efira and Charlotte Rampling will star in Blessed Virgin|