With only 90 minutes of screen time to portray a stunning 480 page book, it was always going to be a tough job. But with an incredible cast, spectacular cinematography and an adapted screenplay by Paula Milne , the result was mesmerising. The BBC adaptation starred Anna Maxwell Martin, Jodie Whittaker and Claire Foy.
Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch delivered us with tantalising glimpses of clandestine worlds. And clearly, we weren’t the only ones that were impressed. The Night Watch received an array of incredible responses – some of our favourites are these:
"Insanely tender… Maxwell Martin plays [Kay] brilliantly. Every performance was perfectly weighted – and it looked ravishing” The Times
- “Fans of Sarah Waters’ novel will not be disappointed by this beautifully shot adaptation by Paula Milne” Observer
- “An intriguing, atmospheric tale of forbidden love” Daily Mail
- “Absorbing” The Telegraph
“The cast is strong and its portrayal of 1940s sexual nonconformists as spy-like is vividly intact” Sunday Times, Pick of the Week
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