Beautifully realised adaption of H.E.Bates classic novel. Great performances all-round and Cecille Paoli is incredibly beautiful and convincing in the lead role. The story of war time France, and the English pilot who falls in love with his French "host" after his plane crash lands, is told with great sensitivity. It movingly portrays the inherent difficulties faced by the French citizens trying to assist the trapped English in occupied France. The performance of David Beames is equally convincing and I would have liked to have seen more of him over the years on English television. Other TV adaptations from H.E.Bates have been excellent ( e.g. Love For Lydia, A Moment In Time ), however Fair Stood The Wind For France is possibly the best of all.