The Word On... Wuthering Heights

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"With [Peter] Bowker reportedly – literally – taking a Stanley knife to the original book in order to arrange it into a coherent and hence more transferable-to-screen timeline, he butchered some of the original essence and culled some of the characters too." - primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk

"It looked just like I had imagined it when I read the book: the contrast between Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, how the characters look, the authentic-looking, beautiful costumes. 'Wuthering Heights' cost £3m to make and will be ITV's last period drama, due to budgets being slashed over the next two years." - poetatheartx. blogspot.com

"One hour into last night's opening episode of 'Wuthering Heights' – and there'd still been no lesbian clinches or unnecessary flashes of flesh. Surely some mistake! 'Wuthering Heights' didn't really need sexing up: it's all about pent-up emotion, tortured souls, passion and revenge." - blogs.orange.co.uk/tv

"I didn't have high hopes for this newest TV version – which is perhaps just as well, as I would have been deeply disappointed in it if I had. The whole production was a watered-down, adulterated mess that would have had Emily Brontë spinning in the crypt under Haworth parsonage." - kate-walker.blogspot.com

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