Les Miserables, episode 6 review

Les Miserables, episode 6 review

History will remember us,” yelled Enjolras (Joseph Quinn). Well, not really, although literature, musical theatre and film have done a fine job of memorialising the revolutionaries of 1832, doomed though their endeavours were. Andrew Davies’s take on Les Misérables (BBC One) hasn’t been unforgettable, exactly, but it never quite found the following of his War & Peace three years ago, perhaps because it was simply too gloomy, or that the younger cast were either killed off early or only introduced halfway through – hardly the screenwriter’s fault. It has, however, provided moments of very stirring spectacle and touching grace notes. In a strangely thin January for substantial drama on TV, it has…

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