A young boy struggles to fit into the life of a post-war English village after witnessing the death of his mother.
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Series cast summary:
Finn Elliot ...  Lewis Aldridge (child) 2 episodes, 2015
Hattie Morahan ...  Elizabeth Aldridge 2 episodes, 2015
Greg Wise ...  Gilbert Aldridge 2 episodes, 2015
Nathaniel Parker ...  Dicky Carmichael 2 episodes, 2015
Helen Bradbury Helen Bradbury ...  Claire Carmichael 2 episodes, 2015
Jessica Brown Findlay ...  Alice Aldridge 2 episodes, 2015
George MacKay ...  Lewis Aldridge 2 episodes, 2015
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ...  Anne Rawlins 2 episodes, 2015
Daisy Bevan ...  Tamsin Carmichael 2 episodes, 2015
Tom Knight ...  Vicar 2 episodes, 2015
Julian Wadham ...  Dr. Straechen 2 episodes, 2015
Jessica Barden ...  Kit Carmichael 2 episodes, 2015
Hubert Burton Hubert Burton ...  Ed Rawlins 2 episodes, 2015
Oliver Gilbert ...  Constable Wilson 2 episodes, 2015
Theo Cowan Theo Cowan ...  Fred Johnson 2 episodes, 2015
Katy Maw Katy Maw ...  Hilary Johnson 2 episodes, 2015
Leanne Best ...  Jeanie Lee 2 episodes, 2015
Jerome M. Johnson Jerome M. Johnson ...  Jack the Barman 2 episodes, 2015
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Set in post-war Britain, Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he finds it hard to deal with the death of his beloved mother. He is put in the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries forcing Lewis to bury his feelings. Lewis becomes dependent on his friendship with the neighboring Carmichael girls, Tamsin and Kit who are controlled by their domineering father Dicky.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

12 July 2015 (UK) See more »

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(2 episodes) | (total run time)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Hattie Morahan and Greg Wise have both appeared in a Jane Austen adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Hattie Morahan played Eleanor in the 2008 BBC miniseries, whilst Greg Wise played Willoughby in the 1995 film. See more »

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Beautiful Series
14 August 2015 | by annlevtexSee all my reviews

This is not an easy drama to watch....but the rewards make it all worthwhile. Yes, it starts off a bit slow. You have to adjust yourself to the pace and, for lack of a better word, the quietness of the piece. The score is fairly minimal, aside from a few intense strains that play during moments of torment for the main character. And it works perfectly.

No one says more than they need to, and the silences enrich the drama. This is a story of people who have secrets, who struggle to express themselves and communicate. There is no unneeded expository dialogue; it trusts the viewers to pay attention. And the visual setting, the performances, the story are so riveting that you can't stop paying attention.

The acting is consistently wonderful. I agree with another reviewer who said it took some adjusting to MacKay as Older Lewis and JBF as Alice, but I can't fault either of them for that. Alice almost dropped out of the sky (one reviewer said it was like Gilbert had ordered her from Harrods, LOL), so it made sense that she seemed awkward at first. And MacKay is not only much older than Finn Elliot but does not particularly resemble him. So to me, that was more a matter of how they were introduced than of the acting.

MacKay is quite brilliant, and I was very impressed with Greg Wise. The secondary characters are seamless and strong. Jessica Bardem is thoroughly winning. And JBF really hit her stride in the scene in the restaurant with Young Lewis (around the middle of the first episode) and never broke it after that. Alice became a compelling character in what is, IMO, her best performance to date. Granted I have not seen everything she's done, but this was a great showcase for her talent and I think she is growing exponentially as an actress.

When it came to and end I felt like I had just watched a classic. In retrospect the entire story became an almost perfect whole and it stayed with me. I watched it again and enjoyed it even more the second time. Haunting, beautiful, bittersweet. Just a wonderful series.


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