Sunday saw the best-selling novel Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes come to life, thanks to the talented people at BBC1. The story follows lead character Stephen Wraysford at different stages of his life, both before and during World War I. And also looks at his relationship with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire.
Eddie Redmayne, fresh from his recent big screen success in the enchanting My Week With Marilyn is perfect for the role of Stephen, while the beautiful Clémence Poésy's performance as Isabelle is both compelling and moving.
Redmayne looks great in his uniform, and scrubs up well in the earlier scenes of him and Isabelle. And the naturally beautiful Poésy will have you dying of jealousy with her amazing wardrobe!
The chemistry between the two lead characters is electric, and it is truly beautiful watching their relationship develop before our very eyes.
The scenes of their blossoming romance is contrasted with scenes from the trenches, which are tense, gritty and at times, uncomfortable to watch. The story is emotional and hard-hitting, and is brilliantly portrayed by the BBC. Fans of the book will not be disappointed. The cast are fantastic, and the cinematography is amazing.
Make sure you check out the concluding episode next Sunday, at 9pm on BBC1.
It's not to be missed!