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The Scapegoat, starring Andrew Scott, TV Preview and Q&A, BFI
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There is a preview screening of the new Andrew Scott drama, The Scapegoat, at the BFI Southbank on 5 September 2012 at 6:10pm. It will be followed by a Q&A. Unfortunately, I have a personal engagement on that day so I won't be able to go, but I am sure plenty of you will be very interested and will be going!

Cut and pasted from the BFI website:

The Scapegoat: TV Preview + Q&A
Year: 2012
Directed by: Charles Sturridge
Featuring: Matthew Rhys / Eileen Atkins / Sheridan Smith / Andrew Scott

Two physically identical men swap identities in a new Daphne du Maurier adaptation.

Set in 1952, this brand-new Daphne Du Maurier adaptation tells of two very different men, John Standing and Johnny Spence, who have one thing in common – a face. Almost exact replicas of each other, they meet by chance, each at a crossroads in their life. Stepping literally into his double’s shoes, John is suddenly responsible for a crumbling stately home and has to deal with a distraught wife, an eccentric daughter and two mistresses. Increasingly attracted to this dysfunctional group of women, his presence starts to alter the chemistry of the household. Then his nemesis Johnny returns in secret to the house, with evil intent. Filled with Du Maurier’s trademark elements of suspense and unexpected twists, The Scapegoat is a brilliant story in the tradition of the writer of Don’t Look Now, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca and The Birds.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with director Charles Sturridge and Eileen Atkins.

Follow the link for all the details and to book tickets:

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You need to get a move on! Generally a preview screening at the BFI is only shown a few weeks before its official UK air date.

I am quite tempted to read it too! I love Daphne Du Maurier's writing and read most of her novels as a teenager. This is one of the few I missed!

Teenage reading of du Maurier – me too! But like you for some reason not this one. I've already ordered my second hand copy from an Amazon marketplace seller, so hopefully there's still time... if I can prise my head out of re-reading Parade's End! :-))

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