Terrific 4 part television production. Starts as just a light romp,
enjoyable, very well acted by Alex Kingston, but not much more.
But with parts three and four there comes increasing
emotional depth with the bawdy humor and social commentary.
Some of the production values are less than amazing, but I was
ever more caught up, and ended up really enjoying it.
Sort of a poor man's `Barry Lyndon'.
That said, the fact that this version seems to be missing some 20+
minutes from the Anchor Bay region 1 version, and has a different score is
disturbing. I wish that version was more readily
available for comparison. (It's expensive and out of print.
Plus, that version apparently - while more complete
has some small, different cuts. Sigh...)