Saturday, February 14, 2009

New Town (aka Purves & Pekkala) - BBC4 tonight

As the characters' names weren't mentioned in my tv guide, I hadn't twigged until a few minutes ago that BBC4's drama New Town, which is on at 9pm tonight and 4.25am tomorrow morning, is the drama Purves and Pekkala which I blogged about back in April.

In brief from the BBC4 programme page: Drama set in Edinburgh's New Town area. Starry architects Purves and Pekkala are offered the chance to redesign a Georgian church, but when the head of Scottish Heritage falls from the church tower in a mysterious accident, it becomes a question of whether he fell or was pushed.

More information is available on the BBC Press Office page.

7 comments:

maxine said...

Rather bizarre picture!

Lauren said...

I gather the whole thing is meant to be quite surreal. And I think it's actually the start of a (short) series. Not sure whether I'll track it down...I like the location (am in the old part of the same town), but am not too fond of the off-the-wall.

Anonymous said...

Watched the show and really liked it's very different take on things. Will definently be keeping an eye on whether it get's made to series or not.

Janet Rudolph said...

Hope we get it in the U.S. Very envious when I read your posts. Luckily one of our local PBS stations tries to bring UK programs if requested.

Debby said...

Really enjoyed it and really thought it was a series so disappointed to find it wasn't! I think this could really grow if it was allowed to. Don't think the young girl from the Islands was as naive as portrayed..

bookwitch said...

We thought it was about the weirdest thing we've ever seen. Could barely sit through it to the end...!

What did we miss?

ian innes said...

fantastic, larger than life characters that could really unfold if this turns into more than a one off.