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Lost airtime? BBC Radio 4’s search for Proust’s masterpiece

By August 28, 2019No Comments

Source: The Guardian

The vast scope of À la Récherche du Temps Perdu was always going to make 10 hours seem too short – but there were highlights to savour

Last week in the Guardian, I commended those of a bookish turn of mind to surrender themselves to the BBC’s 10-hour adaptation of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, broadcast over the bank holiday weekend on Radio 4. I had reckoned without the cricket, but even so, long weekends are, well, pretty long. So did the series deliver on its promise to transport us, like the narrator himself, back to the riverside at Combray and the salons of Paris?

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