I have now seen all four hours of the Howards End miniseries and must acknowledge that it did not let me down.

Hettie Macdonald knows how to direct, and I doubt that Wojciech Szepel’s tasteful, sensitive-to-mood cinematography can be improved on.  The cast is almost mesmerizing, Atwell and Macfadyen near-great in their modulation.

Even though some of the characters end up with scant cause for cheerfulness, the script is finally about acceptance and conciliation.  Little conciliation will be needed with respect to this production.