There’s an Allingham wedding at the Big House when Edmund marries Harriet. He, however, won’t give up Robert, his lover. In the village, too, there is a wedding when Gilbert and Agnes wed. Bert has ambitions beyond the village and there is a protest which turns violent, dramatically altering the lives of all involved.
Its a superb drama when it sustains its energy and power, nay, even increases it, over the 2 series. Nothing farcical happens and the characters are well-rounded personalities. You care very deeply when something happens to them. I hope they can handle this series for the long-haul, because they seem to be handling the long-form narrative well.
I don’t know why this series has got such bad press by certain tabloid publications. It is a solid, steady series without too many leaps beyond the bounds of realism. This is probably my favourite TV series of all time and I hope they continue it for as long as possible.
MY RATING: **** / *****