Clatterford, showing on BBC America, has Ms. Saunders going into a centuries-old ideal: the English village. She doesn't much mock the pastoral as much as she brings it, hymnal covers and harvest festivals included, into the twenty first century. "Clatterford" opens through rolling hills, sheep and hamlet greens, picturesque perfection at it's finest. This is scenery out of the Wessex of Thomas Hardy, or Robert Hardy's Yorkshire, who played the older animal doctor on the series "All Creatures Great and Small." The hamlet of Clatterford is peaceful, but its inhabitants are not. There is a factory worker with problematic dual personalities, a New Age sufferer named Tash, potently memorable in the manner that the profanity spewing friend in "Bridget Jones's Diary". Ms. Saunders's character is a name-dropping land-owning member of the upper class. The best-looking family is marginally attractive; the rest are different levels of grotesquely horrifying. This does not detract from the story, it simply enhances it.