Without doubt, this has to be one of the most appallingly acted TV dramas I have seen for a very long time. The lead character, Judy, played by Georgia Slowe (now playing Perdy in Emmerdale) is convincing enough in the central role, but unfortunately she is badly let down by the supporting cast. The main problem, arguably the only problem - but a big one nevertheless) - is that it is all just so over inflated, like a soufflé allowed to burn. Indeed, the phrase 'overacting' barely even bares to cover it. Not only that - and this is what I find most irritating of all - is that it's a drama production within a drama production, if you see what I mean, and as such it really is far, far too pleased with itself; smug and self satisfied, populated by the usual Oxford and Cambridge contingent. Best lines? When Georgia's character is already on the gallows for the hanging scene at the end: 'When do I put my head into this noose?' and 'Can you gag her, Steve?' For all that, it is entertaining enough in its own way - just don't expect Shakespeare, that's all. Ironic, really, since Georgia Slowe is a product of the Royal Shakespeare Company, God bless her!
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