Terrific 4 part UK television production. Starts as just a light romp,
enjoyable, very well acted by Alex Kingston, but not much more.
But with parts three and four there comes increasing
emotional depth with the bawdy humor and social commentary.
Some of the production values are less than amazing, but I was
ever more caught up, and ended up really enjoying it.
Sort of a poor man's `Barry Lyndon'.
That said, the fact that this version seems to be missing some 20
minutes from the original cut, and has a different score is
disturbing. I wish that version was more readily
available for comparison. (There's an expensive, out of print
Anchor Bay version, but that apparently - while more complete
has some small, different cuts. Sigh...)
Per DVD Verdict, this is simply a re-release of the 2004 BFS version.