On Sunday the BBC aired a new adaptation of Great Expectations.
It has been just 12 years since their last remake, but hey-ho.
Anyway, that doesn’t seem to be bothering certain people, it’s the content.
Great Expectations follows the story of the classic Charles Dickens novel under the same title.
However, the new series has a dark twist to the traditional tale and is directed by Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders.
It stars Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham and Fionn Whitehead and Shalom Brune-Franklin as the adult Pip and Estella.
A complaint about ‘in-your-face multiculturalism’ in the new Great Expectations has made some people very angry.
Nadine Dorries wasn’t happy about it, she wrote: “Such a predictable and awful shame. What a waste of licence fee payers money. The BBC has ruined Great Expectations.”
Peter Hitchens wrote: “To those of us raised in the age of books, these ‘adaptations’ are violations. Great Expectations, beyond doubt one of the greatest books ever written, is as much part of the English mind as St Paul’s Cathedral or the Yorkshire Dales.”
Paul Embery wrote: “So the new BBC adaptation of the Dickens masterpiece, Great Expectations, is an extravaganza of drug-taking, foul language and in-your-face multiculturalism. It’s like allowing kids to finger-paint over a da Vinci. Why can’t they just leave stuff alone?”
The Spectator wrote: The BBC’s new Great Expectations is so bad it should be illegal
Steven Knight’s crass, sexed-up version of the novel strips it of all its humour and tenderness. Does he think he’s better than Dickens?”
Related: Nick Robinson and Richard Madeley called out for comments today