Thursday, 19 March 2015

Running on Screen (6): The Casual Vacancy

The three episodes of BBC's recent adaption of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy all started with a lone runner making his way round the fictional village of Pagford (actually filmed in various Gloucestershire locations).

I guess for film and TV directors tracking the runner provides a convenient way of setting the scene, providing a moving human on which to hang a visual tour of locations.

Later in the series we find out the identity of the runner (played by Star Wars actor Silas Carson) and he does play a significant role in the final episode when he finds someone when he is running - I can't say more without posting a spoiler alert.

Previously in this series:

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