Olorin83 sent this in for all the Christopher Lee fans in Georgia.
Hey guys! I just flipped on the tv and caught the tail end of a commercial on GPTV for a feature called Gormenghast in which I thought I heard Lord of the Rings, just as it came on. I looked it up in our public tv guide and here’s what the guide has to say:
Since its publication at the end of World War II, Mervyn Peake’s fantastical masterpiece has thrilled readers. Now, four years in the making, Peake’s story of treachery and decay, madness and honor comes to PBS with an all-star cast, including Ian Richardson, Christopher Lee, Stephen Gry, Zoe Wanamaker, Celia Imrie, Neve Mcintosh, Fiona Shaw and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (pictured) as Steerpike. Tuesday & Wednesday, June 25 & 26, 9-11PM.
Update: E-mails are coming in telling us that PBS is advertising all over the US. Ed tells us, “I recently saw the info about the BBC mini-series “Gormenghast” listed on your website. I would like to add that it is airing on most (all?) PBS stations in America on those dates & times (June 26, 27 @ 9-11pm), and not just Georgia. The series itself is listed to have been done for the first two books — each presumably with two episodes — so the next two episodes may air at a later point, although no dates are given.” Bob says, “PBS will air Gormenghast beginning Wed. June 27 at 9:00 PM EST here in the States. The commercials for the telecast in part state, “in the tradition of Dune and the Lord of the Rings!” Ain’t they all! Heh, Heh!! LOL