"The Round Tower" is one of the best Catherine Cookson adaptations ever! It is lush, well-acted, romantic and a must for any Cookson or British drama fan. The story centers around young, strong-willed, wealthy Vanessa Ratcliffe (Emilia Fox - "Pride & Prejudice," "Rebecca") and ambitious, handsome, poor Angus Cotton (Ben Miles). Both are good friends, despite objections from her snobbish parents. When Angus is wrongly accused in Vanessa's pregnancy, the turn of events brings them closer together but later threaten to break them apart. This addresses such themes as ambition, class conflict and prejudices, personal vs. familial responsibility, and love. A touching, sweet love story! I loved every minute of it!