DVD: Any Human Heart (15)


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Rarely is the interplay of form and narrative function so fittingly enacted as in William Boyd's TV adaptation of his own 2002 novel.

Protagonist Logan Mountstuart is a perfect cipher for the travails of the great chunk of the 20th century the drama depicts. Spectacular cameos abound, from Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, to Julian Ovenden as Ernest Hemingway, but it is the adult Logans who steal the show, with Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen and Sam Claflin all on sparkling form in a highly watchable and deservedly acclaimed production.