mercoledì 3 dicembre 2014

Mapp and Lucia (2014)


 Mapp And Lucia

Genre: Drama
Status: New Series
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Premiere: December, 2014

                         Serie 1
1 1x01 29/Dec/2014 Episode 1
2 1x02 30/Dec/2014 Episode 2
3 1x03 31/Dec/2014 Episode 3


Miranda Richardson
Miss Elizabeth Mapp
Anna Chancellor
Mrs Emmeline 'Lucia' Lucas
Felicity Montagu
Godiva 'Diva' Plaistow
Frances Barber
Gemma Whelan
Irene Coles
Katy Brand
Hermione Pillson
Mark Gatiss
Major Benjy
Nicholas Woodeson
Algernon Wyse
Paul Ritter
Reverend Kenneth Bartlett
Pippa Haywood
Susan Wyse
Poppy Miller
Evie Bartlett
Steve Pemberton
Georgie Pillson

              Mapp And Lucia

Mapp e Lucia è un nuovo adattamento del lavoro di della BBC Edward Frederic Benson. La prima versione del canale è datata 1980 con la sceneggiatura Steve Pemberton (Inside Nº9, Psichoville, Whitechapell). Per Mapp e Lucia sono stati commissionati  tre episodi per la sua prima stagione.

Si tratta di una commedia  che falsifica l'atteggiamento snob e pretenzioso dei residenti di una piccola città. Abientata nel 1930 nella città di Tilling, la storia inizia quando Emmeline Lucas (Anna Chancellor di The Hour), meglio conosciuto come Lucia, arriva in città per trascorrere le  vacanze estive ed  incontra Elizabeth Mapp (Miranda Richardson, do Parade’s End e Blackadder), la donna che ha guidato e controllato la vita sociale della città. Le due diventano presto rivali    quando Lucia, determinata a diventare la 'regina' della società locale, decide di sabotare la 'carriera' Mapp.

Nel cast ci sono anche Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The Crimson Petal And The White), Felicity Montagu (I’m Alan Partridge), Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner, Vera, The Game), Katy Brand, Poppy Miller, Nick Woodeson (The Honourable Woman), Pippa Haywood (Prisoner’s Wives, Mr. Selfridge) e Frances Barber (Silk).

Mapp and Lucia is a British drama television series that is set to first broadcast on BBC One. The three-part series, adapted by Steve Pemberton and directed by Diarmuid Lawrence, is based on E. F. Benson's collection of novels of the same name.

The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and "one-upmanship" in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery. Several of them are set in the small seaside town of Tilling, closely based on Rye, East Sussex, where Benson lived for a number of years and (like Lucia) served as mayor. Lucia previously lived at Riseholme, based on Broadway, Worcestershire, from where she brought to Tilling her celebrated recipe for Lobster à la Riseholme.

"Mallards", the home of Miss Mapp—and subsequently Lucia—was based on Lamb House in Rye. The house had previously been lived in by Henry James and had a garden room overlooking the street (unfortunately a German bomb destroyed the Garden Room in World War II. The rest of the house is now a National Trust property.)

The novels, in chronological order, are:

    Queen Lucia (1920)
    Miss Mapp (1922)
    Lucia in London (1927)
    Mapp and Lucia (1931)
    Lucia's Progress (1935) (published in the  U.S. as The Worshipful     Lucia)
    Trouble for Lucia (1939)

The first three books concern only the protagonist named in the title; the last three feature both Mapp and Lucia.

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