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2 February 1975 (USA) See more »
Stories of rural romance.
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Peter Firth ... Roger Blackburn / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)

Series Directed by
Donald McWhinnie (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Barry Davis (2 episodes, 1972)

McWhinnie (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
H.E. Bates (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
A.E. Coppard (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hugh Leonard (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
James Saunders (3 episodes, 1972-1973)

Series Produced by
Derek Granger .... producer (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Original Music by
Derek Hilton (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Cinematography by
Ray Goode (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Film Editing by
Stan Challis (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
John W. Carr (3 episodes, 1972)
Anthony Ham (2 episodes, 1973)
Series Production Design by
Roy Stonehouse (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Sound Department
Frank H. Griffiths .... dubbing mixer (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Phil Smith .... sound (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Muxworthy .... film sound (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Arthur Payne .... sound (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Goode .... camera operator / film camera (3 episodes, 1973)
David Wood .... film camera (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Other crew
Jonathan Powell .... story editor (3 episodes, 1973)

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60 min (13 episodes)


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May be the best thing ever put on television, 23 August 2011
Author: jcorelis from United States

This is the only television series I've reviewed on IMDb which I've given a 10 rating to, since it is the only one which compares with a great film in its quality. These dramatizations of short stories by British writers A. E. Coppard and H. E. Bates, dealing with love affairs set in the English countryside just after WW I, display excellent direction, meticulous and convincing period setting, and an almost astonishingly high level of acting in every role, major and minor, from beginning to end. Their view of life is a tragically bleak one -- don't come to them for the sort of heartwarming family stories you might have been prepared for by something like Lark Rise to Candleford -- but they do have what I consider the mark of great cinema: their impact on you is almost more like something in real life. The series abounds in the sort of unforgettable moments that great film can leave you with: for instance, the long closeup of the face of the placid, innocent ruined girl at the end of The Mill is something Thomas Hardy couldn't have bettered.

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