A beautiful piece of film indugence. From its warm, retro soundtrack, supplied courtesy of Dusty Springfield's songbook, to its technicolour perfection, this is a beautiful, lovingly shot adaptation of Nigel Slater's early years.
The casting is spot-on, and the whole has an intelligent feel to it. Without giving the game away, there is some very clever camera imagery at work when Mrs Potter is busy scrubbing, hoovering and polishing her way into the Slater household.
Feel-good viewing, with some heart-wretching moments (but then, that's life, isn't it?), the whole has a the feel of one of those perfect summer days from long ago - with a lemon meringue pie cooling in the kitchen, of course! Watch, and allow yourself to be indulged.