Just one thing. I have lived just outside Stamford all my life. Did the Rae actress misread Lincolnshire on the script as Lancashire? I guess most people in this country wouldn't know what a Stamford/Peterborough accent sounds like but, it doesn't sound like her.
Maybe the real Rae moved from somewhere else before the era the series is set in?
It's because the actress playing Rae is Scottish. People from Stamford (like me) sound nothing like that at all. It's also so weird seeing it look nothing like itself, but that's just how TV is.
Also, regarding the ending of the book, I don't really want it to end the way it does in the book... If anyone's that interested, the way the book ends...