The action was set in 1900 Norfolk. It was a seemingly gentle drama but with violent undertones. Again a very nice period piece which only had two possible drawbacks. My attempts on the internet to find out the setting for the drama produced pretty fruitless apart from a suggestion that the action may have been shot in Berkshire or even Cornwall. If this is true I just have one question Why? I can never understand why anything set in a specific place isn't filmed in that place. If the Go Between is set in Norfolk, it should be filmed there.
I've never quite got over the fact that the film "Mike Bassett - England Manager" was supposedly set in Norwich but filmed in St Albans. I like St Albans but it doesn't greatly resemble Norwich. A kind of League One town compared with a Premiership city.
My second complaint is the depiction of Norfolk accents on television and in film. We do not roll our rs. Every actor/actress trying to put on a true Norfolk accent usually produces something from Somerset or Dorset. Norfolk is much less rounded and more earthy.
I always rally against what I call pseudism. That is the art of making absolute tripe have some artistic merit. Last night after a long day at cricket, I caught up on some of the concerts from this year's proms season. In particular there was a work by Estonian composer Arvo Part who has just celebrated his 80th birthday.
The piece in question was apparently about the battle between good and evil and featured music by Bach interspersed by Part's own composition which mainly consisted of a cacophonous noise produced by a choir shouting, an orchestra seemingly playing completely different pieces of music and a pianist hammering two bells of crap out of the instrument. It was a mess in anyone's language and had no musical merit whatsoever.