Why is Singapore Grip controversial?

How historically accurate is The Singapore Grip?

The Singapore Grip is intended to be a satire of British colonialism seeking to mock imperialism through the pomposity and arrogance of its characters. While the main players in the show are fictitious, the historical events are very real and did take place.

Is The Singapore Grip a comedy?

The Singapore Grip has been adapted by Oscar-winning playwright Sir Christopher, who serves up an unexpected comedy-drama.

Is there a sequel to Singapore Grip?

Sadly, there’s no plans for a second season of The Singapore Grip. An ITV spokesperson confirmed this to Metro.co.uk, saying: ‘It’s a stand-alone series. It’s an adaptation of J G Farrell’s novel, which was part of a trilogy, The Singapore Grip novel was the final book in said trilogy.

Is Blackett and Webb real?

The Singapore Grip is based on the novel of the same name by JG Farrell, and the vast majority of Farrell’s characters are fictional: in reality there was no Walter Blackett, no Matthew Webb, no Joan or Monty or Ehrendorf or Dupigny.

Does the Singapore Grip have a happy ending?

Yes. The rubber baron Walter Blackett (David Morrissey) escapes on board the motor yacht “Nigel” together with his new business partner WJ Bowser-Barringdon and the embalmed (and coffin-provided) corpse of his old rival Solomon Langfeld.

Is Singapore Grip based on a book?

The ITV drama is based on the 1978 novel by JG Farrell, and adapted by Christopher Hampton. Written by JG Farrell and published in 1978, The Singapore Grip is 700-page biting satire of the British Empire.

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