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on August 25, 2008
This was a very enjoyable series with the poignancy of the Titanic sinking. It was inevitable that such a momentous event in world history would have to touch the Bellamy household in some way. At the end of the first episode of "Miss Forrest" where the end music cuts away to show a photo of Lady Margery gives one the sense of feeling that we will not see her again.

Meg Wynn Owen (Hazel) joins the cast and we see the hostility of Hudson who with his sense of proprietory and sensing an imbalance in the order of things makes his feelings clear. However, with Hazel managing to defuse a tragic situation over Lady Margery's jewellery, she begins to slowly win over the staff and ends up with Rose becoming devoted to her.

The show highlights how Rose nearly goes to Australia over her whirlwind romance with Gregory but how she changes her mind over it all after his spiteful friend manages to spoil things for her.

We first meet Georgina Worsley and Daisy who become fast friends and get embroiled in their Christmas Day escapade when Georgina persuades Daisy to visit Hoxton and also raid the larder.

The winds of war approach Europe and in the final episode, we see the staff off on a holiday to Herne Bay and it somehow manages to capture perfectly that patriotic fervour that the public were all caught up in right at the outbreak of war.

The very final part of the episode we hear fireworks and church bells ringing out at the outbreak of war in August 1914 and it is hard to believe that such naivety could exist but then no-one really knew what lay in store; particularly as Georgina and her then boyfriend went to a "War Party" at the Ritz. Could such a thing happen today?

The acting is once again strong with the stalwart cast members coming through and cementing their places in the hearts of the viewers.
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