For those of you in the US who love medieval stories of England, set your TV's to record on Friday night, July 23rd, the opening of the 8 part mini-series Pillars of the Earth. Based on the epic novel of the same name written by Ken Follett, the story tells the tale of the building of a cathedral in 12th century England, amidst religious strife, political struggles, and best of all, love.
If you have not read the book, I highly recommend it, as did Oprah sometime back when it became one of her favorites. She tells more about the filming of the series and interviews on her website. The book is a page turner, and you'll be surprised how much you learn as you are caught up in the storyline. You would have to be super human to read the book before tomorrow, because it is quite the epic novel, but by all means if you have the channel Starz, record it to watch at some point. And if you do have Starz and you do record it, would you invite me over to see it, because, alas, I do not have it.
For those of you in Britain, hang on, because Channel 4 has acquired the broadcast rights and will air it sometime later in 2010. You can find out more about the storyline and the filming process here.
Here's the trailer, and as always, if you click once and then another time it will go to YouTube where you can see it full screen. Enjoy, and let me know if you watch it. I'm still here in London watching current history unfold!