We popped this on as a nostalgic re-watch of one of the shows we shared in the formative stages of our relationship – only to then find there was an entire 2nd series we’d completely missed!  Well-constructed within the confines of the genre. I’ve no idea how authentic it is or what it tells us about history… but great production values I think.  This stuff CLEARLY paves the way for Downton Abbey – a bit of a shame that both creators of season 1 had to bow out of S2,  There was something charming about this.  And it was through watching this that I realised that Jean Marsh (co-creator and played the housekeeper) was also the evil queen in Willow.  Because, of course she was.

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