New York Times
|Tuppence Middleton, Tom Hughes|
This new Lady Vanishes (Sunday - PBS, 9pm), directed by Diarmuid Lawrence (South Riding) from a screenplay by Fiona Seres, is a perfectly adequate television mystery of the week.
But it forgoes the crackling pace, light touch and surprisingly sophisticated sexual banter of the original, opting for melancholy, ominousness and sentimentality.
It’s about five minutes shorter than the Hitchcock, but its deliberate pace makes it seem longer.