Happenings in the same house over three separate generations... the sixties, the eighties and today... are all strangely related. And it all goes back to the mysterious drowning of a young girl named Alice. This mini-series is a quintessential British ghost story told through deft transitions from decade to decade with cleverly planned wipes. The characters cross over and interact, and the ghost of Alice keeps her secret to the very last few minutes.
It's rare for the followup to a successful TV series to be just as good as the original. But in this case it is. The reason for that is that they didn't just do a sequel or prequel using the same characters... they were smart enough to know that their story had already been told. Instead, they created *another* house and three more generations of families. It's the story of a teenage farmer's daughter who gets seduced and taken advantage of in a barn by an American airman during WWII. The barn bursts into flames and the girl is burned up with it. But who lit the match?