Spoiler alert!

How lovely that muscular thighs are guaranteed when your hero is a Corinthian. But it’s not just his legs that make Sir Richard Wyndham such a dashing figure - no, it’s also his romantic streak, intelligence and sense of humour. Plus he even seems capable of giving a pretty good haircut while spectacularly drunk. 

And who could possibly be the foil to Sir Richard? Why Penelope Creed of course! A young woman not lacking in romantic spirit, as evidenced by her climbing out of a window using bedsheets and dressed as a boy - who yanks Sir Richard out of his ennui and takes him on a life-changing adventure.

In this episode we talk about their charming love story, the remarkable and awful Brandon family (with the exception of Cedric who we’d like to see in a spin-off) and the perils of drunk decision-making and stage coach hangovers.

“‘I don’t wish to stay rude things about your friends, Richard, but it seems to me very wrong of him - most improper!’

‘Most,’ he agreed.

‘Even dastardly!’

‘I think we might call it dastardly.’”

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