Set in the 1830s, this black comedy centers on a woman who is washed ashore after her ship is wrecked off the English coast.
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Series cast summary:
Julia Davis ...  Dorothy 10 episodes, 2012-2015
Alexandra Roach ...  Helene 10 episodes, 2012-2015
Alex Macqueen ...  Edmund 10 episodes, 2012-2015
Rufus Jones ...  Dr. Foggerty 10 episodes, 2012-2015
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Hesther 8 episodes, 2012-2015
Julian Barratt ...  Himself - Narrator 8 episodes, 2012
Rebekah Staton ...  Annie 7 episodes, 2012
Daniel Lawrence Taylor ...  Geoff 7 episodes, 2012
Jane Stanness ...  Biddy Ritherfoot 7 episodes, 2012-2015
Ben Bishop ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2012
Alexander Armstrong ...  Brother Joseph 6 episodes, 2012-2015
James Greene ...  Old Ian 6 episodes, 2012
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Set in the 1830s, this black comedy centres on Helene, a woman who is washed ashore after her ship is wrecked off the English coast. There, she is courted by Edmund, a local pastor, and they soon get married under the understanding that Helene is still pure. However, she has a dark past that she must hide from him. When Helene moves into Edmund's home, she falls under the watchful eye of housekeeper Dorothy, who is more than a little involved in her master's life and quite obsessed with his dead first wife, Arabelle, to whom, in her opinion, Helene simply does not compare. While Helene battles to keep her past a secret, she must navigate Dorothy's devious scheming, her husband's harsh critique and a potential new love interest in the form of Dr. Foggerty. Written by wikipedia

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27 August 2012 (UK) See more »

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The beaches used in the first episode are Botany Bay in Kingsgate near Broad stairs in Kent. See more »

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Hilarious at times, cringey at others
28 November 2017 | by nightwishskilletSee all my reviews

The show hinges around crude humor and an absurd level of cruelty towards the generally useless protagonist. While often forced and awkward, the show does make use of it's otherwise clunky and unnatural pace to make amusing meta-jokes that let the tempo seem intentional.

If you can handle a show that falls back on displays of melodrama and grossness to launch most of its jokes, (though intermingled with witty one-liners), you'll likely find this hilarious.


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