This is a made-for-TV adaptation of Pilcher’s wartime novel 'Coming Home'. As such, it was longer than most films, coming on two DVDs of about 100 minutes each.
Admittedly it's a few years since I read the book, but I thought it was a very good adaptation on the whole. There were some minor character changes, and alterations to the plot which I was aware of, but the bulk of it seemed to me to be pretty close to the book.
The actors were excellent, Joanna Lumley bringing the materialistic (but caring) Diana Carey-Lewis to life, and Emily Mortimer as a most believable Judith, sent to boarding school while her parents and little sister return to a job abroad.
Ardent fans of Pilcher's books might object to the changes made to this version, but I would recommend it in general to those who have not read the book as well as to those who have.
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