'It's on random...'

TV BBC Four's Random Quest, an adaptation of John Wyndham's cast Samuel West as a man stepping into a parallel dimension and a new life. By not dwelling on the pseudo-science, adaptor Richard Fell is able to emphasise the romance of the happening, and the possibilities of waking up with a wife (Kate Ashfield) that is both your own and not. Seemingly influenced by Tarkovsky (particularly in costume and set design), this was still very good fun, particularly in the moments when the geo-political difference were emphasised -- President Rice was in peace talks in the Far East and Prime Minster John Smith is passing the drought portfolio to Junior MP Tony Blair. If only.

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