|The gravelly voiced Douglas Archer|
Yesterday's episode certainly introduced the action and tension which some viewers seem to have felt was missing earlier on.
After "mumble-gate" and a drop-off in viewing figures after episode one, the five-part adaption of Len Deighton's SS-GB finished with the final episode last night introducing some radical departures from the source novel ... opening up a second series, potentially.
[The Radio Times has a useful guide on the differences between the TV series and the book, here.]
I would give the series four out of five stars, mostly because I found pacing issues in the middle, perhaps as a result of it being stretched out over five weeks (it may not feel different, for example, if binge-watched on DVD).
Critical response has been mixed. Seems to have been a marmite series: Those who want to bash the BBC hate it; it also became a meme linked to Brexit, with some drawing parallels between the Nazis in the 'thirties and the modern EU (face-palm!). Other critics have lauded the quality of the acting, the quality of the direction and the 'noir' element.
The world of Twitter has been its usual, crazy, bubble, with little or anything approaching effective commentary being possible!
What did Deighton Dossier readers think of the series - do share your thoughts.