Were you snuggled on your sofa last night as Jessica Brown Findlay struggled across the Cornish moors? BBC1’s smuggling saga Jamaica Inn premiered last night with 6.09m viewers (that’s a 25.1% audience share), trumping its ITV rival Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This which pulled in a meagre 3.5m (a 16.9% share).
That means there are 6.1m opinions on the Beeb’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 19th century classic following strong-willed Mary Yellan (Brown Findlay) opposite Matthew McNulty’s enigmatic bad boy Jem Merlyn. Twitter certainly wasn’t shy in expressing its thoughts with many users airing their frustration at what, according to screenwriter Emma Frost, was a “major sound problem” at the BBC.
Were you one of the six million tuning in? We want to know what YOU thought…
Did the BBC do justice to the book? Was the scenery as stunning as it should be? Could you make head or tail of what the actors were actually saying? Was Jessica Brown Findlay right for Mary Yellan? And will you be watching tonight and tomorrow as the story concludes?
So many questions and we’re sure you’ve got plenty to say so post your review in the comments box below.