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Andrew Davies 'thrilled' over War and Peace reception

Welsh screenwriter Andrew Davies has said subscription streaming services cannot compete with the BBC for drama.

He spoke at a preview screening of the final episode of his adaptation of War and Peace, which was produced by BBC Cymru Wales.

The Cardiff-born writer, 79, said "almost everybody agrees" the BBC should do drama.

Online providers, such as Amazon Prime and Netflix, do not attract similar audiences, he told BBC Wales' arts and media correspondent, Huw Thomas.

He also said he was "thrilled" at the reception War and Peace had had.

  • 02 Feb 2016
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