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Les Misérables on BBC 21:22 - Jan 7 with 1222 viewsOxford_Blue

is one of the best dramas I’ve seen for a long time.

I read the novel a while ago (which was a labour of love, and stays with me) but I really like the adaptation. Well done BBC. So much better than the adaptation of Vanity Fair by ITV (one of my favourites novels) which was too self aware and glossy for my liking.
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Les Misérables on BBC on 21:24 - Jan 7 with 1206 viewsBluedanW

A bit dissapointed, when does the singing start?
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Les Misérables on BBC on 21:29 - Jan 7 with 1175 viewsOxford_Blue

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:24 - Jan 7 by BluedanW

A bit dissapointed, when does the singing start?
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that’s a good’un
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Les Misérables on BBC on 21:39 - Jan 7 with 1152 viewsBent_double

It is really good, I've never seen the musical, so didn't know what to expect, but really good so far.

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Les Misérables on BBC on 21:42 - Jan 7 with 1145 viewsfactual_blue

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:24 - Jan 7 by BluedanW

A bit dissapointed, when does the singing start?
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I see there's a six-part drama of Les Miserables starting tonight by factual_blue 30 Dec 2018 20:24
Has there ever been a six-part drama created from a musical before? Quite a bold step really. Well done the BBC.


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Les Misérables on BBC on 21:42 - Jan 7 with 1139 viewsjjblue84

I’m sure I sit behind him in Churchmans...
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Les Misérables on BBC on 21:43 - Jan 7 with 1139 viewsOxford_Blue

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:39 - Jan 7 by Bent_double

It is really good, I've never seen the musical, so didn't know what to expect, but really good so far.


The musical is awful. It’s aimed at happy clappy morons and tourists.

The novel is an angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness.

I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.
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Les Misérables on BBC on 22:44 - Jan 7 with 1077 viewsbritbiker

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:42 - Jan 7 by jjblue84

I’m sure I sit behind him in Churchmans...


Good one.
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Les Misérables on BBC on 22:51 - Jan 7 with 1069 viewsbritbiker

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:43 - Jan 7 by Oxford_Blue

The musical is awful. It’s aimed at happy clappy morons and tourists.

The novel is an angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness.

I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.


Iit is a great drama. Just pleased it was made by the BBC as they have made the characters look dirty and poor.
If this had been an american production the women would all have perfect teeth and look well fed.
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Les Misérables on BBC on 22:53 - Jan 7 with 1064 viewsBluefish

The drama is excellent but I bloody love the musical

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Les Misérables on BBC on 22:56 - Jan 7 with 1062 viewsSpruceMoose

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:43 - Jan 7 by Oxford_Blue

The musical is awful. It’s aimed at happy clappy morons and tourists.

The novel is an angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness.

I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.


We've got a snooty one here boys!

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Les Misérables on BBC on 23:05 - Jan 7 with 1037 viewsBluefish

Les Misérables on BBC on 22:56 - Jan 7 by SpruceMoose

We've got a snooty one here boys!


Probably grew up in a castle on a cloud

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Les Misérables on BBC on 00:01 - Jan 8 with 999 viewsfactual_blue

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:43 - Jan 7 by Oxford_Blue

The musical is awful. It’s aimed at happy clappy morons and tourists.

The novel is an angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness.

I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.


Of course the first English language version was directed by a Town fan.

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Les Misérables on BBC on 00:15 - Jan 8 with 988 viewsbritbiker

Les Misérables on BBC on 22:53 - Jan 7 by Bluefish

The drama is excellent but I bloody love the musical


Agreed. Very powerful opening number.
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Les Misérables on BBC on 07:43 - Jan 8 with 902 viewsHARRY10

A bit too depressing, I would prefer if it was called

Less Miserable
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Les Misérables on BBC on 08:01 - Jan 8 with 880 viewsSteve_M

I've not watched the second on yet but I liked the first episode. Might watch that tonight.

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Les Misérables on BBC on 08:02 - Jan 8 with 878 viewsOxford_Blue

Les Misérables on BBC on 22:56 - Jan 7 by SpruceMoose

We've got a snooty one here boys!


Ha, well maybe!!

But why dumb down?
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Les Misérables on BBC on 08:10 - Jan 8 with 875 viewsconnorscontract

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:43 - Jan 7 by Oxford_Blue

The musical is awful. It’s aimed at happy clappy morons and tourists.

The novel is an angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness.

I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.


The worst bit about the musical was when Wolverine and Maximus had a fight and namby-pambied around like it was the early rounds of the Suffolk over-50s fencing tournament crossed with Stars in their Eyes ("Tonight Matthew I'm going to be a generic New Romantic band front man on a desparate comeback tour!")

Adamantium claws versus a Gladius short-sword would have been awesome!
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Les Misérables on BBC on 08:17 - Jan 8 with 863 viewsKeno

Les Misérables on BBC on 00:01 - Jan 8 by factual_blue

Of course the first English language version was directed by a Town fan.


Are you referring the esteemed old boy of one of finest educational establishments ever created?

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Les Misérables on BBC on 08:23 - Jan 8 with 858 viewsBluebell

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:43 - Jan 7 by Oxford_Blue

The musical is awful. It’s aimed at happy clappy morons and tourists.

The novel is an angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness.

I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.


'I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.'

Hardly surprising when it has run for over 30 years making it the longest running musical in the West End!
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Les Misérables on BBC on 10:07 - Jan 8 with 800 viewsOxford_Blue

Les Misérables on BBC on 08:23 - Jan 8 by Bluebell

'I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.'

Hardly surprising when it has run for over 30 years making it the longest running musical in the West End!


The novel is over 150 years old!
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Les Misérables on BBC on 10:09 - Jan 8 with 796 viewsBluefish

Les Misérables on BBC on 10:07 - Jan 8 by Oxford_Blue

The novel is over 150 years old!


I expect the copywriter laws weren't as strong back then and that is how Victor Hugo got away with ripping it off from the musical. He should be ashamed of himself.

I shall have words with the master of the house

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Les Misérables on BBC on 10:16 - Jan 8 with 787 viewsKing_of_Portman_Rd

I only started watching it because of Lily Collins, but was hooked pretty quickly.

Only seen Episode 1 so far, but having not seen the Musical and not really knowing much about the story line I imagine I'll really enjoy it.. Simply because it is all original for me as I have no preconceived ideas or perceptions of what might or should happen.
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Les Misérables on BBC on 10:22 - Jan 8 with 776 viewsSwansea_Blue

Les Misérables on BBC on 21:43 - Jan 7 by Oxford_Blue

The musical is awful. It’s aimed at happy clappy morons and tourists.

The novel is an angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness.

I find it depressing that whenever Les Misérables is mentioned, most people think of the musical.


"angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness."

Sounds like our season, just waiting for the redemption bit.

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Les Misérables on BBC on 10:25 - Jan 8 with 768 viewsOxford_Blue

Les Misérables on BBC on 10:22 - Jan 8 by Swansea_Blue

"angry indictment of the poor and the destitute’s treatment by the state and by power; and of redemption and hope in the face of hopelessness."

Sounds like our season, just waiting for the redemption bit.


Yes indeed.
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Les Misérables on BBC on 11:50 - Jan 8 with 732 viewsbritbiker

Les Misérables on BBC on 08:17 - Jan 8 by Keno

Are you referring the esteemed old boy of one of finest educational establishments ever created?


Albus Dumbledore ?
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