I am awarding Penmarric 5 stars as it fulfilled all my expectations. It is a sprawling. epic family saga full of drama and intrigue. It spans over 50 years from the late 19th Century to the second World War. The story involves the wealthy and privileged Penmar dynasty and their Gothic mansion Penmarric, which towers imperiously on the rugged majestic coast of Cornwall.
It follows the life of Mark Castellack, whose lifelong ambition is to inherit the estate and it's surrounding lands. We meet Jenna, the woman whom he loves as obsessively and passionately as Penmarric itself.
This dvd set comprises four discs, each with three episodes. At over 600 minutes, it may appear overly long but the story is so interesting and enjoyable that I found it difficult to limit my viewing to just one episode per night. There is an excellent cast who bring all the various characters to life, which enhances the entire production.
I would highly recommend Penmarric to anyone who enjoys a good family drama.