“Oliver Twist was an orphan, which meant he was sort of like a stray with no collar and no ID tag.” – Wishbone (Larry Brantley), explaining the Charles Dickens classic on WISHBONE
This week, it’s another dive into the archives! Here’s a press photo of a very young LeVar Burton in advance of new episodes of READING RAINBOW. The dates are from 1986 so that would have been the fourth season of that beloved series. But you don’t have to take my word for it …
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Les Misérables is coming to Masterpiece! Earlier this week, Masterpiece and BBC One announced the ensemble cast for a new epic adaptation of Les Misérables.
Andrew Davies (House of Cards, Mr Selfridge) will write the series, exploring the many layers of Victor Hugo’s original novel. Dominic West (The Affair) will star as Jean Valjean and David Oyelowo (MI-5) as Javert. Other players include Lily Collins, Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Colman, Ellie Bamber, Josh O’Connor and Erin Kellyman.
The series is scheduled to begin production next month. No air date is set as yet but I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything.
As you may have gathered, I’m a big fan of Wishbone – the little dog with the big imagination. It was a cool show with a great premise (bring classic books to a young audience) and an ultra-cute canine star. So you can understand my surprise to stumble upon this promotional Wishbone stand-up in a co-worker’s cubicle.
The display probably dates back to the early days of the show (mid-90s) but I’ve no idea as to its actual origins. I could ask but I don’t want to tip my hand if the cardboard doggie happens to go walkies.
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