Watson is upset by the scene in which a farm will be lost unless a horse can plough a rough Dartmoor field by dawn. “Ploughing that stony virgin field with a team of sturdy cobs would have been improbable; with a puny thoroughbred it was ludicrous,” he sniffs.
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While her frocks in Upstairs Downstairs are ravishing, Keeley Hawes is more concerned about what she doesn't wear.
“My character joins the 'Women’s League of Health & Beauty', so she has to go out and do exercises in the park in a pair of pants,” says the actress,who plays Lady Agnes. “One of my lines is something like, 'I didn’t realise the shorts would be so brief’. I read it and felt terrified.
“Normally, with that sort of thing, you try and fit thermals underneath, but there is nowhere to hide in those pants and vest.”