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LAST NIGHT; Chiller that gets to heart of the matter.

WHERE THE HEART IS, ITV

Love is blind. It also protects you from the cold. Or so it seemed when the action focused on the young lovers.

In the opening scenes of this new drama, the countryside was white with snow.

Yet, during a break from school, Stephen Snow (William Ash) and his girlfriend, sat on the grass.

Like Heartbeat, whose success this series hopes to emulate, we enter a comforting, though much less naive, world with Where The Heart Is.

District nurses Peggy Snow (Pam Ferris) and Ruth Goddard (Sarah Lancashire) are the salt of the earth.

They're hard-working, souls - and the emphasis is definitely hard-working, since the heavily pregnant Ruth was working till she was fit to pop.

But as her hubby is the local Mr Big, she could have taken full maternity leave.

The first episode was filled with drama as Ruth went into labour while she tended to a dying pensioner.

So, in one sequence, we had the ideal ingredients for a opening episode as birth and death were dealt with.

Great stuff with Pam Ferris and Sarah Lancashire perfectly cast. I'm not convinced, however, by the gooey theme song. Maybe it'll grow on me.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Millar, John
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 7, 1997
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