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Tudor Film Noir by Candlelight

In the 1970s a BBC historical mini-series such as Wolf Hall (currently screening here on the BBC Australia subscription channel UK TV) would have been shown in Australia free-to-air on the ABC. This series about Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell, based on two Booker Prize-winning novels by Hilary Mantel, would have been exactly the kind of program the national broadcaster was expected to show. Indeed, in the early 1970s, for many of us mini-series such as The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R took over our Sunday nights. It was not ideal—for one thing the BBC was…

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