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We've watched Sky's adaptation of Treasure Island over past couple of nights (24 hours behind broadcast both times). Kudos to the channel for starting to produce some of its own drama rather than relying on bought in fare all the time.

On the whole, not a bad take on the book. Izzard was definitely better than I expected as Silver and there was mostly good backing, including sterling performances from Penry Jones and Glenister as Trelawney and Smollett. Not a trace of hobbitry about Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn either. Weakest for me was young Toby Regbo as Jim Hawkins. I felt a little niggled that Trelawney was portrayed as such a money-grubbing bastard and Dr Livesey as a coward. I don't remember either characterisation from the book. What mostly rankled though was the twist on the ending. It just doesn't gel with what's gone before either that Jim would throw all the treasure overboard or that the rest of the characters (particularly Silver) would let him.

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