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Am I the only person who has seen this? Because it is hard not to think it's a parody of every Thomas Hardy and historical drama made by the BBC and ITV. It's actually quite funny in a sort of hearty peasant, floppy-hatted way.

The only thing that I haven't heard yet is 'ee, by gum.' I am sure that is coming.

ETA: Sadly no 'by gums' though there was a lot of dancing on the green and swinging enthusiastically. And I think it was a happy ending as no deaths in the snow/illegitimate babies/casting out. Hardy must have been in one of his rare cheery moods. (Though I was disappointed that I had managed to misidentify this one as the one where the guy has walled his dead wife up in the chimney, as I wanted to see the big reveal scene.)

Also, I bring you perhaps my favourite quote from all of classical antiquity:

"Sempronia, learned in Greek and Latin literature, was able to play the lyre and dance more elegantly than was necessary for a respectable woman."

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