Fancy something different from The Promise? (9.00pm, Channel 4) Anna Maxwell, Martin and David Morrissey lead the cast in Andrew Davies's new three-part adaptation of South Riding by Winifred Holtby. This 20th-century classic is a rich and panoramic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the Thirties that carries surprising and refreshing echoes of our own time. It's more entertaining than it sounds... In the long aftermath of the First World War, 30-year-old Sarah Burton comes home from London to Yorkshire to take up the headmistress-ship of a struggling Yorkshire high school for girls. She is the very image of a modern woman, much more recognisable to her sisters in 2010 than she would have been to her contemporaries in 1935 - full of gumption and fire to take her life into her own hands and live it to the very limit of her strength. Of course, her ambition is only slightly hampered by a handsome, haunted gentleman farmer she continuously clashes with.