Edwin Drood comes to the television tomorrow

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09 January 2012
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imports_WRI_0-z9qaa8b6-100000_65283.jpg Edwin Drood comes to the television tomorrow
But will the BBC's version of Charles Dickens' unfinished final novel provide a satisfactory ending? ...
But will the BBC's version of Charles Dickens' unfinished final novel provide a satisfactory ending?

DIckens died in 1870 without completing his dark tale of opium-addicted choirmaster John Jasper's obsession with a young girl, which prompts a murderous hatred of his nephew Edwin Drood, who he is convinced stands between him and Rosa. Gwyneth Hughes, who has written this version, has used source material from that time, including accounts of conversations DIckens had with freinds and family, to complete a version of the story that she hopes is faithful to Dickens' original intentions.

The BBC's version will be screened on two consecutive nights from tomorrow (9pm, BBC2, Tuesday 10 January) and the storyline for the second episode is being closely guarded.

How do you think Edwin Drood should end? Let us know on Talkback - we'd very interested to know if your thoughts about one of literature's most enduring mysteries.


Website: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019hd60
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