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The best television in December 2020—BBC’s Black Narcissus and Netflix’s Bridgerton

Plus meet Lin-Manuel Miranda's politicking father in Siempre, Luis

By Chris Harvey   December 2020

Black Narcissus, BBC One, December

Diana Rigg appears in one of her final screen roles in this lush, three-part adaptation of Rumer Godden’s tale of repression and desire set in the 1930s in the Nepalese Himalayas. Producer Andrew Macdonald is the grandson of Emeric Pressburger, who, with Michael Powell, made the famous 1947 film of the novel. That should allay the fears of those who consider remakes sacrilegious, but the series has a lot to live up to. Gemma Arterton fills the habit worn by Deborah Kerr as…

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