It’s not brilliant, is it? There are some great actors with very good performances. Mark Rylance and Damien Lewis are very good, and it’s nice to see Mark Gatiss in a serious role. The story stays fairly tight to the book (possibly a good thing when dealing with history and such good source material). The settings and costumes are impressive. There are many positives, but it seems to lack direction – both in pacing and (for want of a better word) in direction.