Based on the mesmerising trilogy of novels by Nobel Prize winning
author William Golding which originally screened as a three part
mini-series on the ABC and follows a hero called Edmund Talbot
(Benedict Cumberbatch) who is making the dangerous sea journey from
England to Australia.
With relationships strained on this perilous
journey, Talbot makes enemies, lovers and forms uneasily alliances
with others. The series heavily revolves around how life might have
been during these dangerous voyagers from England to Australia and
thanks to the masterfully created sets, one becomes easily drawn
into this gripping drama series of intrigue, romance and violence.
There are some great acting performances by Benedict Cumberbatch and Sam
Neil, as an aristocrat trouble maker, the BBC have also done a wonderful
job at recreating the sets and realism which almost make this movie
look like a Hollywood blockbuster. 267 minutes is not long enough!