I just wanted to add my 5 stars to everyone elses. I found these stories absolutely gripping. Superbly acted - and well paced. In fact, the series reminded me of how television drama used to be back in the 70's. Great actors - great stories - no gimmicks. These are the kind of programmes that every British actor must dream of landing a part in. How I wish there were more programmes like this rather than the 'reality' rubbish. This programme will be the BBC's enduring legacy in years to come. I doubt the same will be said for 'How clean are my antique cook books' and the like. Here's hoping for a series 4.