Classic ITV comedy-drama, set in the fictional village of Shillingbury in Hertfordshire. Londoners Peter (Robin Nedwell) and Sally Higgins (Diane Keen) move to the idyllic English ...
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The vicar gives a sermon about the low attendance in church due to the devil. Jake sees and hears ghosts in his house and thinks he needs protection so he invites Cuffy the tinker to move his caravan...
Peter Higgins is a writer and musician. He and his wife Sally have moved into the village of Shillingbury. The council needs a new conductor for the brass band and invite Peter to join. This causes ...
Classic ITV comedy-drama, set in the fictional village of Shillingbury in Hertfordshire. Londoners Peter (Robin Nedwell) and Sally Higgins (Diane Keen) move to the idyllic English countryside to enjoy the ambiance of fine thatched-roofed cottages, strawberry cream teas, oak-timbered pubs and a collection of eccentric locals, including grumpy farmer Jake (Jack Douglas), his sexy daughter Mandy (Linda Hayden), crafty tramp Cuffy (Bernard Cribbins), old busybody Mrs. Simpkins (Diana King), nosy postman Harvey (Joe Black), and the twittering Reverend Norris (Nigel Lambert).Written by
Shillingbury Tales is a wonderful series - light, breezy, amusing and very addictive. If only they'd made more!!!!! Best of all, it's now on DVD in the U.K. so if you haven't seen it yet then get out there and buy a copy. You wont regret it!
Bernard Cribbins is a guest in a couple of episodes and brilliant. Diane K's dresses are straight out of the 70's (of course) but the only things that date this classic.
On an aside, the opening sequence are very reminiscent of the Vicar of Dibley. Even the local inhabitants are slightly weird like those of Dibley. But the action centres on a composer from London rather than a vicar, and it's not in-your-face comedy but a relaxing feel-good experience. And don't we need that sort of thing nowadays!
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