Love For Lydia

In HE Bates' story of first love, a local reporter is sent to interview a young woman who has come to live with her two aunts.

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Winter has come to Evensford and, as the first snow flakes of 1931 settle, Richardson, a young reporter on the local paper, watches as Lydia Aspen passes by in a Daimler.

As winter comes to Evensford, a local reporter sets out for an interview. Juliet Aubrey stars in H E Bates' story of first love.

As winter comes to Evensford, a local newspaper reporter meets a shy heiress.

As winter comes to Evensford, a local newspaper reporter meets a shy heiress. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.

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Richardson has walked out of his job and is spending more and more time with Lydia, who he is falling deeply in love with.

Having left his job, Richardson finds himself falling deeply in love with Lydia.

The friends continue to take Lydia dancing, but Richardson is aware that both Alex and Tom are falling under her spell too.

Richardson quits his reporter job and spends more time with Lydia. Jordan Frieda stars in H E Bates' story of first love.

Reporter Richardson spends more time with the headstrong heiress. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith.

Reporter Richardson spends more time with the headstrong heiress. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith, Juliet Aubrey and Jordan Frieda.

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The friends continue to take Lydia dancing but Richardson is aware that both Alex and Tom are falling under her spell too.

The friends continue to take the bewitching Lydia dancing, but Richardson is aware that both Alex and Tom are falling under her spell too.

Richardson has walked out of his job, and is spending more and more time with Lydia, who he is falling deeply in love with. Episode 2 of 10.

There is to be a big party at the Aspen House to celebrate Lydia's 21st birthday and Richardson has come to a decision. Episode 4 of 10.

As they all go dancing, Richardson knows that both Alex and Tom are falling for Lydia too. H E Bates' tale of first love.

Richardson realises both Alex and Tom are also falling under the heiress' spell.

As they go off dancing, Richardson realises both Alex and Tom are also falling under the heiress' spell. Stars Juliet Aubrey.

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There is to be a big party at the Aspen House to celebrate Lydia's 21st birthday, and Richardson has come to a decision.

Aspen House hosts a big party for Lydia's 21st birthday, and Richardson comes to a decision following a rather unexpected discovery.

The friends continue to take Lydia dancing, but Richardson is aware that both Alex and Tom are falling under her spell too. Episode 3 of 10.

As Midsummer Night draws to a close, some momentous events are about to bring a change to Richardson's life. Episode 5 of 10.

A big party is planned to celebrate Lydia's 21st birthday and Richardson comes to a decision. H E Bates' story of first love.

Party plans are afoot to celebrate the heiress's 21st birthday. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith.

Party plans are afoot to celebrate the heiress's 21st birthday - and Richardson comes to a decision. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith.

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As Midsummer Night draws to a close, some momentous events are about to bring a change to Richardson's life.

As midsummer's night draws to a close, a series of momentous events are to bring about a change in Richardson's life.

There is to be a big party at the Aspen House to celebrate Lydia's 21st birthday and Richardson has come to a decision.

Episode 4 of 10.

As a midsummer night draws to an end, some momentous events are set to change Richardson's life.

H E Bates' tale of first love.

As a midsummer night draws to an end - some life-changing events await Richardson.

Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.

As a midsummer night draws to an end - some life-changing events await Richardson. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.

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A depressed Richardson cuts himself off from the group, but while out walking one day he comes across a figure he recognises.

After the death of a friend, Richardson cuts himself off from the group and their familiar surroundings. While out walking one day, he comes across a figure he recognises.

After Richardson cuts himself off from the group, he spots a figure he recognises. Tim Pigott-smith stars in H E Bates' story.

Richardson tries to cut himself off from everyone, but then he spots a figure he knows.

Richardson decides to try and cut himself off from everyone, but then he spots a figure he knows. Stars Tim Pigott-smith.

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Richardson decides he has to move on. Tom is happy beyond words but storm clouds start to gather and there is trouble ahead.

Richardson realises it is time to move on, and Tom is happy, but has trouble ahead.

Richardson decides he has to move on. Tom's happy, but storm clouds start to gather. Tim Pigott-smith stars in H E Bates' story.

Richardson decides he has to move on. Tom's happy, but storm clouds are gathering.

Richardson decides he has to move on. Tom's happy, but storm clouds are gathering. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.

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More than two years later Richardson returns home. The depression has hit the town badly and he makes a startling discovery.

It is more than two years later when Richardson returns home. The DEPRESSION has hit the town badly and he makes a startling discovery.

When Richardson finally returns home, he makes a startling discovery. Tim Pigott-smith stars in H E Bates' story.

When Richardson finally returns home, a startling discovery awaits him.

When Richardson finally returns home, a startling discovery awaits him. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.

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Visiting Lydia in the sanatorium, Richardson catches up on events with Blackie. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Aubrey.

Visiting Lydia in the sanatorium, Richardson catches up on events with Blackie.

While visiting Lydia in the sanatorium, Richardson meets Blackie and finds out what she has been up to in his absence.

On a visit to Lydia in the Sanatorium, Richardson catches up on events with Blackie.

Tim Pigott-smith stars in H E Bates' story.

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As he helps her recovery, Richardson must face up to what love for Lydia really means.

As he and Blackie help her recovery, Richardson must face up to what love for Lydia really means. Stars Tim Pigott-Smith.

As he and Blackie help Lydia on the road to recovery, it is time for Richardson to confront what love for Lydia really means.

As both Richardson and Blackie help Lydia on the road to recovery, it is time for Richardson to confront what love for Lydia really means.

As he and Blackie help her recovery, Richardson must confront what love for Lydia really means. Starring Tim Pigott-smith.

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As winter comes to Evensford, a local reporter sets out for an interview. Juliet Aubrey stars in H E Bates' story of first love. Episodes 1-5 of 10.

H E Bates' story of first love begins when a local reporter is sent to interview a young woman who has come to live with her two aunts. Episodes 1-5 of 10.

Episodes 1-5 of 10.

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After Richardson cuts himself off from the group, he spots a figure he recognises. Tim Pigott-smith stars in HE Bates' story. Episodes 6-10 of 10.