What's the Difference between The Pillars of the Earth the Book and The Pillars of the Earth the TV Show?

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The Pillars of the Earth

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Released: 1989
Author: Ken Follette

The Pillars of the Earth

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Released: 2010
Creator: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
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Waleran Bigod
Waleran Bigod
Portrayed by: Ian McShane
Jack Jackson
Jack Jackson
Portrayed by: Eddie Redmayne
Prior Philip
Prior Philip
Portrayed by: Matthew Macfadyen
Aliena
Aliena
Portrayed by: Hayley Atwell
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In the Book In the TV Show
   Prior Phillip finds Tom and Agnes' baby. A local robber finds the baby.
   Maud is the older sister of the heir who dies on the White Ship, and is married at the time of the tragedy. Maud is shown as a sweet little girl at the time of the White Ship tragedy
   Jack is a little boy when he and his mother meets Tom Builder's family.He's also a small boy when the original Kingsbridge Cathedral burns down Jack is already in his teens when he and his witchy mother, Ellen, first meet Tom Builder
   There is no silver ring in the book; Jack doesn't wear jewelry Jack wears a silver ring that belonged to his mysterious dead father.
   William Hamleigh on his own discovers Aliena and Richard; Prior Philip keeps their secret Prior Phillip foolishly tells the Hamleigh family where to find Aliena and Richard when they are hiding at Shiring.
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