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Drama of the highest quality
on 14 January 2011
I couldn't disagree more with the other reviewers. Having watched and enjoyed most of the Hetty Wainthropp series, my wife and I were expecting a 'pilot' for the gentle and lighthearted episodes we knew and loved. What we found was a superb and moving dramatization of the original book. Excellent acting throughout - the scenes between Jimmy Jewel and Gary Waldhorn were superbly underplayed, two men who could not communicate slowly coming to terms with each other; the, perhaps slightly too long, scene between Patricia and the wonderful Jean Heywood was a wonderful depiction of grief and how to cope with it. All this and Jean Kent too! Not five stars because the flashbacks were not clear and the disappearance of the two girls was a bit confusing but definitely worth watching.
No, it wasn't a pilot for the BBC series, it was a brilliant drama in its own right.