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WHICH SHOW? Les Misérables on BBC1.

WHAT IS IT? A six-part, song-free adap­ta­tion of Vic­tor Hugo’s story about French ex-con­vict Jean Val­jean and his strug­gles to es­cape his past, while be­ing hunted by the re­lent­less In­spec­tor Javert. Do­minic West stars as

Val­jean (pic­tured) and Olivia Col­man is the abu­sive Madame Thé­nardier.

LO­CA­TIONS? Bel­gium and France.

WILL IT BE GOOD? Yes. The cast is ter­rific and Andrew Davies’s retelling is su­perb.

WHEN WILL IT BE ON? Christ­mas or in the New Year.

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