‘This drama brilliantly evoked time and place and told a moving yet original female story’
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BBC Four’S dip into short-form comedy and drama has worked a treat, and this Snatches monologue featuring Jodie Comer was the most powerful of the strand.
Bovril Pam perfectly captured the atmosphere of a Liverpool typing pool in the 1960s as Comer demonstrated the supreme acting skills that have landed her roles in Killing Eve and Doctor Foster. The show broke new ground and achieved its aim of exploring the creative space between theatre and conventional TV drama.
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One judge said the “surprisingly unheard narratives” had been “beautifully executed”, while the producers used “playfulness” to great effect. Another described it as “stylish, entertaining and funny”, adding: “This drama brilliantly evoked time and place and told a moving yet original female story.”
A third praised the “unusual and imaginative design” in using the creativity of a theatre set and making it work for TV.
With an almost entirely female crew, Bovril Pam was part of the Snatches series curated by Royal Court Theatre artistic director Vicky Featherstone to mark 100 years of suffrage, and demonstrated BBC Four’s willingness to commemorate anniversaries in innovative ways.
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