John Sessions, Samantha Bond, Fenella Woolgar
8 hrs and 35 mins
Simply Ex-squid-site, Gill-Splitting Brilliance.
Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
The ultimate ode to British understatement, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen owes much of its charm to its endearing characters, particularly the downtrodden Fred Jones and elegant Harriet Chetwode-Talbot. Their correspondence and interactions say so little and yet so much.
Torday has a talent for making anyone an expert - or enthusiast at the very least - in even the most obscure subject. He is also the master of normalising the absurd. Then he toys with the comic possibilities. And maintains more than a semblance of reality. And so, not only did I understand how absurd it would be to fish for salmon in the Yemen, but I came to accept it was possible anyway.