Saturday, February 27, 2010

The 39 Steps - premiering tomorrow on Masterpiece!

Tomorrow Masterpiece will be airing a new adaptation of John Buchan's novel, The 39 Steps. This story was previously brought to life by master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in 1935. This version stars one of my favorites, Rupert Penry-Jones (*swoon*). :) Here's a bit about the story:

Richard Hannay's pre World War I listless life in London is spiraling out of control. Armed with a secret notebook, Hannay is on the run to save himself and his country. Along with feisty suffragette Victoria Sinclair, the two face betrayal and near death. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Lydia Leonard, this bracing and romantic thriller is based on the novel by John Buchan.


Maria Grazia said...

I didn't see the old movie by Hitchcock but I saw this version of The 39 Steps not long ago. It goes with a "light touch" as to espionage and the war. It's comedy, more than a serious war/spy movie. But it is amusing and Rupert Penry-Jones is a very fascinating Richard Hannay. My review is on Fly High!

Heidenkind said...

Ooooh, thanks for the heads-up! I'll have to make sure it's recording. :)

Unknown said...

@Maria - It's been ages since I've seen the Hitchcock 39 Steps - after tonight I'll need to track down a copy to compare. I will have to check out your review!

@heidenkind - Hope you enjoy this too - I can't wait!