Like the novel, Capital is more of a character-driven drama than a compelling crime thriller. It is a gentle satire about human behaviour, values and relationships. […] the drama is a pleasing adaptation that brings life to lovable characters, with strong performances from the ensemble cast.
(Source: The Independent)
How much of a city of 8.5 million can you get into one south London street? Capital (BBC1), adapted from John Lanchester’s novel, manages a lot. […] A lot of the important stuff, as well as what is most wonderful and most terrible about the place.
(Source: The Guardian)
Much was expected of John Lanchester’s 2012 novel Capital, which explored the London property bubble through the residents of Pepys Road, a gentrified Clapham street. […] But it’s the acting that makes this production sing. There was not a bad performance among the large ensemble cast and each brought something very different.
as you expect from Bowker (writer of the Bafta-winning Marvellous), there is a fierce intelligence at work here, a script which asks some very interesting and important questions but doesn’t force the answers down your throat.
(Source: Radio Times)
Capital airs Tuesdays on BBC1:
- Episode 1 – 24 November 2015
- Episode 2 – 1 December 2015
- Episode 3 – 8 December 2015