Matilda's England originally aired in 1979, and was based on a series of
short stories and radio plays, of the same name, by William Trevor. It
is the biography of Matilda (Anna Calder-Marshall) a farmer's daughter
who witnesses the best and worst of humanity in the years leading up to,
and following, World War II. The film follows Matilda from childhood to
old age, and examines how her place in life, near Challacomb is
effected by her station, her position, and her will to survive.