Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) is a nurse who works for the aristocratic Bligh family. This period piece takes place right after WWII in the village of Inverness, Australia. Sarah came to work for the Bligh family during the war and stayed on after it’s end. The Bligh’s are not your ordinary affluent family. The story deals with the ever changing ways following the war. There was a change in attitude following the war when it came to anti-antisemitism, sexuality, and social class. This change was taking place in England as well as all of its former colonies. Australia was experiencing these changes also.
Sarah is married to husband Rene (Benjamin Winspear) but also has a thing for George Bligh (Brett Climo). What makes it worse is that Sarah was once engaged to George who she still cares about and George still cares about her. How do we know this? Because when George is shot it is Sarah’s name he whispers following the surgery. What’s interesting is that Sarah has to remove the bullet from George while they are on the way to the hospital.
In other parts of our story, the marriage between Gino (Aldo Mignone) and Anna (Abby Earl) is not off to a good start. Gino has a problem with James’ (David Berry) homo-sexuality especially when he is still married to Olivia (Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood). James assures Olivia that his sexuality will not be a problem.
Sarah also learns that she is pregnant with George’s baby and must go to the city to have an abortion. You must realize that all this activity in our story takes place in the first two episodes of Season 3. This show has so much going on that you truly have to stay glued to the TV and pause it if you must get up. This show is a joy to watch and will remind you of ‘Downton Abbey’. Acorn brings this third season to DVD on April 5th, 2016. You will certainly want to pick one up and keep it in your personal library. Enjoy.