Then the crew all started telling me how brilliant and original it was, and I just stood there shaking my head growing more and more tense. I woke with a start, sweaty and very anxious.
Grenville did indeed do some fantastic and interesting stuff on the Caribbean flashbacks, but there was no hint of the 1970s, I'm delighted to say.
The penultimate day we spend on the beautiful Chatsworth Estate. In the most glorious weather, we rehearse the proposal scene from episode 3. It ends with a thunderstorm but we'll fix that later. It's a key scene from the book which Sandy has scripted brilliantly. Ruth and Toby do a viewing rehearsal for the crew, and I am completely floored by it. The range, detail and emotion of the scene and performance knock me out, and by the end I am a snotty wreck.
As the rehearsal ends we burst into a spontaneous round of applause. We've seen some great scenes over the last three months, but this one tops them all. Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens see my messy face and laugh at how soft I am.
I'm so tired this week. I seem to have an evening engagement every night. This, on top of all those early starts and late finishes is taking its toll. One night Susanna and I take Ruth and Toby out for a thank you dinner. They've done so well, and been such great team players for us, Susanna and I are very grateful.
The next evening Lord Edward Manners (owner of Haddon Hall) invites Susanna, our location manager Giles and myself to his hotel-restaurant for a thank you and goodbye meal.
It's a great testament to Giles and his team that after three months, Lord Edward is not only still talking to us, but is taking us to dinner. Lord Edward is fantastic company - a great host, knowledgeable, funny, interesting, interested. It's a lovely end to our Haddon experience.
It's beautifully sunny, everyone is very relaxed, but this is by no means an easy day. Often, one tries to schedule a light final day, but we've not been able to. Ruth Wilson's thank you to the crew is to hire an ice cream van to visit at lunch time. It's a kind touch from an actress the entire crew have come to love and hugely respect.
The afternoon finishes with an incredibly moving scene between Toby and Ruth. Susanna confides in me that she thinks this is Toby's best scene yet. It's a mark of his professionalism and talent that even on this last day he's still striving for perfection.
We wrap with ten minutes to spare, then we all head to the Pav, a nightclub in Matlock for our party. Everyone is there - from the guys that drive the coaches and horses, the receptionists from the hotel, the caterers, the staff from Haddon, plus all our crew and many of our cast. It's all very jolly.
Diederick previously produced the first three series of Cutting It, and two of the ShakespeaRe-Told dramas, including the Bafta-nominated Much Ado About Nothing.
After Jane Eyre, he's moving on to become Executive Producer of EastEnders.
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