Rachel's Blog: The Ruby in the Smoke

Wed, 14 May 2008

I just saw an ad for a BBC production of Philip Pullman's Ruby in the Smoke that will air this Sunday on ABC1 at 8.30pm. How did I not know this had even been made? It stars Billie Piper (from Doctor Who) and Julie Walters (Educating Rita, Billy Elliot) and has been adapted by Adrian Hodges (Rome). Looks like more of the Sally Lockhart Mysteries will follow. I've only read one of the books - and not one where she plays a major role - but we all love Pullman, right? and Sally's a great character.

Anyway, could be good, could be bad. Only one way to find out.

Comment by Alex on Tue, 20 May 2008

I saw this when I was in the UK, Christmas before last. I thought it was ok, but a) I don't know the books, and b) I was suffering from jetlag, so I could be either selling it short or utterly exaggerating its qualities... and yes, there seemed to be an intimation at more being made.