The PBS/BBC version [does] such violence to James Runcie’s creation that no true fan, except one star-struck with James Norton’s puling Sidney, could countenance the result.
I must be clear, I have neither read the books nor seen the series. Having read this review, I have no interest whatsoever in the latter, although I may very well want to check out the books at some point. Just colour me disgusted, but not surprised, that the once-great BBC has so completely sold out to the forces of political correctness and social engineering.
Disappointing, to say the least! But not, as I say, surprising. Unfortunately!