on 2 May 2010
An absolutely amazing film. A mixture of romance, action and family life makes this an incredible adaptation of the novel. Tilly Trotter's gran was burned down in her house and has always been harassed by the man who did it. Now when a handsome gentleman offers her a job as housekeeper and nursemaid to his terrible children, she gladly accepts, thinking that this would give her a real boost in life. She joins in her position, but all the kitchen staff and maids resent her, accusing her of being a witch. But when a bombshell is dropped by the mistress of the house's mother, the whole house falls apart and so does the relationship of the mistress and the master of the house who offered her work. Now Tilly loses her job and her life becomes a totally different story. Of life in the mines, being attacked, falling in love and almost being killed in a major accident, Tilly Trotter brings an exciting adventure story to our screens. A must have for any DVD rack.
on 11 June 2010
I thought this was an excellent adaptation of Catherine Cooksons book. This was Carli's first major film role. Simon Shepherd is a very sensitive actor. I'm very pleased to see that others have enjoyed it too.It's an exciting,romantic,sweeping tale in true Cookson tradition.....highly enjoyable.....watch it...you won't be disappointed.
on 29 March 2015
It's the best thing on British TV at the moment; 5-star production values and naturalistic acting from the actors make Tilly Trotter the best thing on TV at the moment. Carli Norris plays the eponymous heroine in a rural North-East setting from the nineteenth century. Tilly Trotter is good entertainment - admittedly it is not Shakespeare -but its lack of pretension is its strongest suit.
The acting is excellent as is the script, photography and music.