Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Day After the Fair is a two-part TV adaptation of Thomas Hardy's On the Western Circuit. The unhappy wife (Hannah Gordon) of a brewery owner takes pity on a lonely, pregnant serving girl (Sammi Davis). The illiterate servant prevails upon her protector to write a letter to the London man (Martyn Stanbridge) whom the servant met briefly at a carnival. Almost in spite of herself, the brewer's wife finds herself the referee in the affaires d'amour of the lower orders. Taped in England, both parts of Day After the Fair were telecast in the U.S. back to back on March 12, 1988, as a double-header attraction on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre.
aging, life, love, redemption