My first disc was faulty, Part way through the second episode, the film froze and the screen showed a disc unreadable message. Amazon replaced this and the same thing happened with the replacement disc but my son was able to play it on his SOny Blu RAy DVD player=he said it is more powerful (what difference that makes I don't know).
I found the film quite irritating.I don't know why Rosamunde Pilcher would put her name to it. It isn't taken from one of her books but is only a TV production. The characters are developed from Winter Solstice. Rosamunde PIlcher book Winter Solstice is beautiful, the characters are lovely but the film changed the woollen mill into a distillery, introduced other characters and changed the characters especially Carrie who is much nicer in the book. I didn't like Carrie in Summer Solstice, she wasn't a good hotel manager, speaking rudely to a guest who had a genuine complaint so I didn't feel the hotel deserved to succeed. Sinead Cusack as Elfrida was good in both films, believable and likable.Jaqueline Bissett was lovely. I kept thinking of her as Pandora in September which was a bit disconcerting. honor Blackman was entertaining. The chap who played Oscar seemed to have a wooden facial expression most of the time. Generally speaking, a big disappointment, I didn't engage with the characters, the plot wasn't really believable, ( the novel script under the car seat all that time!!!) and the replacement disc won't play all the way through on my Sony DVD player. Still, it's OK if you want to knit or troll through ebay while you are watching but don't expect to be totally engrossed!!