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The best television this winter—Netflix’s Rebecca and Steve McQueen’s Small Axe

Plus BBC Two's Being Frank

By Chris Harvey   November 2020

Rebecca, Netflix, 21st October

Any attempt to adapt Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca will inevitably draw comparisons with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 masterpiece—your Mr de Winter will be held up against Laurence Olivier’s, your Rebecca to Joan Fontaine’s. In Netflix’s new television-only film, Armie Hammer, as the former, is quietly superb; Lily James makes an adorable ingénue. And anyone who marvelled at Kristin Scott Thomas’s iciness in Fleabag should ready themselves…

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