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22 April 2014

Cornwall stars in Jamaica Inn on BBC

A BBC period drama portraying life in 19th century Cornwall has proved a hit with TV viewers.

The latest adaptation of Daphne Du Marier’s classic novel The Jamaica Inn was aired on BBC 1 last night and proved popular, attracting millions of viewers.

With the drama set in Cornwall it seems likely to serve as a great advert for the county and attract plenty of people to take short breaks in Cornwall.

There was plenty to enjoy about the program, which showed at 9pm. The drama, set on Bodmin Moor in 1821, tells the story of a young woman caught up in a smuggling ring.

The scenery of a windswept and atmospheric Bodmin Moor was spectacular while the lovely Jessica Brown Findlay turned in a sterling performance as Mary Yellan.

Other highlights of the drama included the dialogue, which stuck fairly closely to the original novel, while the Cornish accents of actors from elsewhere in the UK weren’t too bad.

We’re looking forward to the next episode of the mini-series anyway, and just hope the sun comes out to show how amazing Cornwall is in sunlight, as well as in the murky gloom that seemed to always be around in the 19th century!

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