Crow Road, The Reviews
Description:BBCs 1996 adaptation of Iain Banks novel of the same name.
Newest Review: ... almost embarrassingly REAL at times (we've all had one of those self-pitying/drunken Prentice moments). The Crow Road allows we lucky viewers to briefly follow Prentice's attempts to find his long-lost uncle Rory as well as deal with his issues concerning death, which is a common entity in the McHoan family history. Although on the surface the adaptation sticks faithfully to the plot of the ... more
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by - written on 10/02/05, updated on 23/02/05 (Very useful, 562 readings)
Anyone out there who was worried that the adaptation of Iain Banks' supreme novel 'The Crow Road' was going to fall a bit short of the author's (and his fans) high standards need not have bothered. The BBC adaptation, broadcast some time ago now (1996, to be precise) gained rave reviews, and I plan to deviate in no way in my overview of the recently released DVD. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, 'The Crow Road' is a complex and darkly comic look at an unconventional Scottish family in the 1980s. The McHoan family is, by no means, normal. A broad look at the family tree would show a half-hearted murderer, a missing uncle, a Commie atheist and a hero ... Read the complete review