Millions of viewers have been enchanted by the BBC’s latest costume drama spectacular this time based on a book most people have read and not one they’re pretending to have as is the case with War and Peace.
The sumptuous adaptation of C.S Lewis’ classic tale tells the story of a small boy called Sir John Chilcot who wanders into a strange land held in the grip of winter by a powerful and deluded ruler who wouldn’t know the truth if it sat on their face and wiggled.
“I’m thrilled by the reception it’s received so far,” said director Jan Sheriff. “But there’s still some concern about the ending. In the book Sir John then publishes a full report on his adventures in a timely fashion and submits the whole thing to public scrutiny. We’re not sure that viewers will be able to believe that such a thing could ever happen.”