“Verily ’tis a hit” | BBC’s Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo review The Eagle

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo have a wonderful couple of hours every Friday afternoon on BBC  Radio 5, talking about films. This week they ‘reviewed’ The Eagle film based on Rosemary Sutcliff‘s The Eagle of the Ninth – indeed they made use of an email sent to them by one Anthony Lawton of this parish. Although it does not feature in this clip, at the end of the section in the full programme they pronounce:

“Verily, tis a hit!”

My email was about the title of the film being the same as the book in many European countries, but sadly not in the UK. Thus:

  • Орел Девятого легиона Russia
  • A Águia da Nona Legião Portugal
  • Acvila legiunii a IX-a Romania
  • Der Adler der Neunten Legion Germany
  • Devintojo legiono erelis Lithuania
  • Dziewiaty legion Poland
  • El águila de la novena legión Spain
  • L’ Aigle de la Neuvième Légion France
  • O aetos tis aftokratorias Greece

For full review, and to see Mayo and Kermode at work click here

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