The pulse quickens in this tangy Georgian Fleabag

The pulse quickens in this tangy Georgian Fleabag

What are we to make of Anne Lister’s  sly little glances to the camera? They seem a forgivable flourish for a drama adapted from a diary, and after all Fleabag doesn’t hold a monopoly. Then came the third episode of Gentleman Jack (BBC One). Anne (Suranne Jones) was making out on the sofa with her new conquest Ann (Sophie Rundle) when prey asked predator if she’d done this before. Anne’s eyes swivelled confidingly  in our direction. “What are you looking at?” said Ann sharply.

We’ve been through all this with Andrew Scott’s cool sweary priest. It added a profound and intriguing dimension that he alone saw through Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).  But what’s going on here? There’s  no dramatic…

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