| A superb look at pottery life in the beautiful 'Potteries' setting.
For a long while Stoke-on-Trent meant very little to those outside of the staffordshire area. Rhyming slang for homosexuality, oatcakes, 'May and mar Lady' and the slogan in the Shopping centre that reads 'Tek yer tarme and 'av a good nose rind'...that was it! But at last a piece of drama has shown the trials and tribulations of a family at work in the pottery industry. The script is sharp with some good performances from all involved. Even the extras do an excellent job (particularly the episode in the museum where two of the extras -one young and handsome; the other a bit grizzly- admire a piece of pottery in an utterly convincing way!)
If you get a chance to watch this on repeat I advise that you do. The episodes sag in the middle but the story keeps you hooked through the ups and downs of the tempestuous storyline.