Cider with Rosie BBC1, 8.30pm

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK -

Any­one who stud­ied English in the 1980s will know this story im­me­di­ately as Cider with Rosie was the set text for a gen­er­a­tion of school pupils. Now BBC One presents it as the latest in their sea­son of clas­sic 20th-cen­tury literature adap­ta­tions. Lau­rie Lee’s au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal memoir is an evoca­tive com­ing-of-age story set in an idyl­lic Cotswold vil­lage dur­ing and af­ter the First World War. It fol­lows Young Loll as he ex­pe­ri­ences first love, loss and fam­ily up­heaval while grow­ing to man­hood in an en­vi­ron­ment seem­ingly un­touched by the trap­pings of the mod­ern world.

Sa­man­tha Mor­ton

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