Am a fan of Sally Wainwright’s work and if summat is set in t’Pennines, I’ll give it a shot. Last night’s penultimate episode managed to give a nod to Happy Valley and Gentleman Jack in the script, whilst combining comedy with hints of pending doom as some characters are under pressure to make changes in their chaotic lives. It’s filmed in various locations which includes Ilkley’s Booths – so they gad about the hood.
Will Gillian sell up, finally letting go – but will the police nail her in the process. Is Caroline going to find twu wuv again or is she heading for a disciplinary. There’s drunken authors (both smitten with Caroline) and a homeless boy who likes to read in a shed.
Wainwright gives actors (established and not) plenty of good lines to weave a story with and keep tensions going as it looks like everything is about to pop. I think you can tell the quality of writing by how much actors cherish their lines.
And of course sheep escape, land on a cannabis farm munching their way through it, then go rampant in t’village. Exactly what y’d expect.
Very nice scarves, big cookers and kitchen tables, mullioned windows.
Details on imdb below.