The Song of Lunch

9 Oct

So I wasn’t going to post again until I was back from holiday, but I just had to.  Last night I watched The Song of Lunch on BBC2, and it was brilliant.  The Song is a long poem which takes place over a lunch between two old lovers, reunited fifteen years after the end of their relationship.  The poem, by Christopher Reid is expertly crafted and the acting by Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman is outstanding.  After almost ten years of reality TV, which has resulted in me watching less and less television, it is a joy to find such piercing, emotional and understated drama being shown.  It’s even better that it was a poem.

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