‘The Musketeers’ Episode 1: ‘Friends and Enemies’ review

Adrian Hodges’ adaptation of Alexander Dumas’ novel occupies the post-Sherlock Sunday evening slot on BBC One and it looks the part. Prague doubles for a lived-in Seventeenth Century Paris, and the fight scenes are stylish and kinetic. A strong and charismatic cast delivers, though ultimately the end product is solid rather than exceptional.

Posted Filed under

‘The Musketeers’ preview

‘One for all and all for one’ – even for those of us, of a certain age, who wish to follow this line with the assertion that ‘Muskehounds are always ready’, there can be little doubt that Dumas’ most famous novel has proven an endlessly fruitful inspiration to successive generations of adapters. There was even a 1928 musical with lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse!

Posted Filed under