(Don’t scroll down if you have yet to see the conclusion)

THE third and final episode of South Riding has just finished on BBC1.

I first saw it a few weeks ago and have watched it again several times since.

A beautiful, haunting last hour of television drama, adapted by screenwriter Andrew Davies from Winifred Holtby’s novel.

Both heartbreaking and uplifting.

With a spellbinding – and hopefully award-winning – performance from Anna Maxwell Martin as Sarah Burton.