http://http//www.imdb.com/title/tt0122579/ I borrowed this DVD from a friend after seeing it on her shelf and vaguely remembering from my youth. As soon as I put it the DVD player it instantly brought back memories of how fantastic this series is. First of all it was written by Jimmy McGovern, who I would argue has written some of the best shows i recent times. He didn't fail with The Lakes, it really reminds me a Shakespearean tragedy with themes of love, sex, death, murder, adultery, religion etc. The language and dialogue was very poignant and poetic, one of the most haunting scenes ( and there was many) the drowned girls funeral an the uncle sings I know a millionaire. All the characters were very flawed, I liked them all my two particular favourites were Danny and The Chef. Danny was played by one of Britain's finest actors John Simms. Loved him because even though he was a chronic gambler he had the biggest heart and the most morals in the Lakes. The Chef was fantastic character i liked him mainly because he was so brazen about sleeping his way through the village. Again another show with a fantastic 90's soundtrack. This show will stay with me for many years to come.