When Parish Councilman Barry Fairbrother unexpectedly dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. An English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, Pagford is not what it first seems. What lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war - rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest battle the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.
Did You Know?
Residents of Painswick, Gloucestershire, which doubled as the fictional Pagford, were shocked and angered to discover that a shop selling sexy lingerie had just opened in their high street. Some wandered in to examine the goods while others complained about it at the local parish council meeting, not realising that it was just a film set. See more