The Night Watch
Once again the BBC has beautifully adapted a Sarah Waters novel. Instead of raucous Victorian romp (Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet), this dark World War II story offers a lesbian triangle in war-ravaged London. In a backward time sequence, it draws attention to 'the end of the beginning' in post-war sexual politics. Bafta award winner Anna Maxwell-Martin plays a butch ambulance driver opposite a wilting English rose and a crisp stately dyke.
1hr 30mins long