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2 DVD set includes:
Craven Arms - The Mill - The Sullens Sisters - The Watercress Girl
The Little Farm - The Black Dog - The Higgler - The Ring of Truth
"The Little Farm" on disc two provides the first glimpse of short-term romantic success, as Edna Johnson (Barbara Ewing) moves onto Tom Richards' (Brian Marshall) farm, transforming his veritable pigsty with her woman's touch. "The Higgler" also hints at fleeting emotional uplift as higgler, Harvey (Keith Krinkel) is invited to befriend an educated lady, Mary (Sheila Rusgrove). Each story unravels slowly, quietly, and in dark rooms oft lit by lantern to show what life's pace used to be. While some episodes are more riveting than others, slight action is well compensated for by meticulous script and acting. Like the best in British drama, these short story adaptations rely on dialogue to enliven characters rather than showy special effects or bawdy sex. Country Matters certainly opens a window into the past, which feels like respite from today's cinematic overload. --Trinie Dalton
I almost never stop watching something I have started no matter how much I dislike it.
Country Matters is a series of ill-conceived, colorless stories that contribute nothing to human beings understanding themselves or life in general.
If BBC couldn't shell out enough for decent music at the time the series was filmed, they ought to have done it before issuing this DVD.
Country Matters - A two DVD set containing 8 short stories (50 min each) from post WWI. The stories are quite believable which is very refreshing in these days when all that... Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by Roger Benson
what is this doing as a region 1 dvd, the only format avalible to the british public? country matters is a british made series and so should be avalible to the british public first... Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by gazza
Don't waste your money on this one. I've never been so disappointed with a BBC drama. You watch these vignettes and end up scratching your head wondering what the point of the... Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by lover of bbc drama
These were a bit of a disappointment. The costumes and scenery are great, but the stories are so sad. I yearned for a happy ending. I guess there weren't any in those days.Published on March 29, 2011 by W. Todd
Country Matters is a series of ill-conceived, colorless stories that contribute nothing to human beings understanding themselves or life in general. Read morePublished on October 10, 2009 by Amy Smith