This a very good storyline with episodes of sadness and some humour. I first watched this series in the early 70's and although some of the story had faded in my memory,probably because I had missed a few episodes when shown on the TV, I thoroughly enjoyed each and every episode. Such wonderful exact detail put into the production, depicting the era and poverty, also the costumes and way of life. I became so attached to many of the characters, it was wonderfully acted. I was very sorry to come to the end of the story. A real five star Plus and one that I shall watch again.