I THINK I may be the only person in the land that did not enjoy the much hyped His Dark Materials.

Based on the Philip Pullman novels I was lost throughout the whole hour-long first episode.

Now in my defence I am not a huge lover all things fantasy, give me some gritty realism any day, but that being said I do pride myself on having quite a colourful imagination but even this was beyond it.

His Dark Materials follows the life of Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen), who is set on a mission to find her friend while also learning the secrets of 'Dust'.

Now call me old fashioned but I thought dust was something I battled every weekend during my housework!

It has a stellar cast too, with the sublime Ruth Wilson, James Mcavoy and Anne Marie Duff but even their performances failed to get my engagement and help me understand what this world where people travel in airships and on canal barges is all about.

There was a lot of talk about 'The North' which made me wonder what on earth was going on up there that was so mysterious.

With almost everyone hiding something deadly, our young heroine Lyra must use her trusty alethiometer to determine what is real and what is a lie.

I admit defeat, I didn't get the premise of His Dark Materials, and failed to understand what exactly the whole point of the story was.

His Dark Materials is a trilogy of novels from the mind of Philip Pullman. The author penned Northern Lights, which was released in 1995.

It was followed by The Subtle Knife in 1997 and concluded with The Amber Spyglass in 2000.

I am sure there are plenty of people out there who will disagree with me, after all his books have hit the best seller lists on numerous occasions.

Sadly once the Strictly results show has been shown on Sunday, I will be turning the TV off and perhaps picking up a good book to read instead.

His Dark Materials, BBC One, Sunday 8pm