Song of Lunch

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (2,506)

Song of Lunch is a poignant and captivating drama adapted from poetry by Christopher Reid. The show was first aired on BBC America in 2010, directed by Niall MacCormick, with a stellar cast including Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, and Andi Soric. The plot revolves around a former lover who reunites with his old flame after 15 years for lunch. The man, played by Alan Rickman, is a literary editor who has had a good deal of success in his professional life. While the woman, played by Emma Thompson, is a budding writer who struggles to make ends meet.

The show is narrated by the male character's poetic voice-over while he recollects the days of their past love affair. The plotline takes the viewers on a tour of London, stopping along the way at various cafes and restaurants, while the characters converse and rekindle their past relationship.

The acting by both Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman is exceptional. Rickman, in particular, delivers a performance that showcases his depth and range as an actor. He is stern, wry, and aloof, showing us his great talent for pursuing complicated roles. Meanwhile, Emma Thompson is charming as ever, conveying a warmth and vulnerability that is perfectly complemented by Rickman's character.

The show is beautifully shot and the use of camera angles and music is effectively done to create a captivating atmosphere. For instance, the exchange of glances between the two characters across a crowded London street is a standout moment in the show.

One of the striking features of Song of Lunch is the use of poetry to convey the feelings and emotions of the two characters. Christopher Reid's poems are intricately woven into the narrative, drawing the viewer into the depth of the characters' innermost thoughts and feelings.

The show's themes of lost love, regret, and longing are universal and relatable. The drama keeps the audience engrossed throughout, and the ending is not predictable, yet satisfying. The witty exchanges between the characters, coupled with the excellent performances by the actors, make it a must-watch.

In conclusion, Song of Lunch is an unforgettable drama that explores the complexities of human relationships in a profound and moving way. The skillful direction, top-notch acting by Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson, and the integration of poetry make it a work of art. Whether you're a fan of romantic dramas or just great acting, don't miss this remarkable show.

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Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 8, 2010
Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson star in this powerful fusion of poetry and drama. Based on Christopher Reid's narrative poem, The Song of Lunch follows the story of a book editor who, 15 years after their break-up, is meeting his former love for a nostalgic lunch. The woman is now living a glamorous life in Paris, married to a world-renowned writer. Meanwhile, the unnamed editor has failed in his writing career, detests his publishing job and regrets the end of their love affair. As the wine flows, and the couple muse over their failed relationship, nostalgia slowly turns to recrimination.
  • Premiere Date
    October 8, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (2,506)