Post by silverwhistle on Feb 10, 2007 23:30:39 GMT 1
Hi! I'm wondering if anyone has a clue about a TV drama, either BBC 2 or early C4, I think early '80s, that involved Derek Jacobi in a timber-framed 15C house, and appearances of a blonde girl in mediæval-ish costume. Not much plot, but very atmospheric. The girl kept singing snatches of the traditional ballad Childe Waters:
"If the child be mine, Faire Ellen," he sayd, "Be mine, as you tell mee, Take you Cheshire and Lancashire both, Take them your owne to bee.
"If the child be mine, Faire Ellen," he sayd, "Be mine, as you doe sweare, Take you Cheshire and Lancashire both, And make that child your heyre."
Shee saies, "I had rather have one kisse, Child Waters, of thy mouth, Then I wold have Cheshire and Lancashire both, That lyes by north and south."