The long awaited TV adaptation of the JK Rowling novel that DOESN'T involve Harry Potter has finally arrived on our screens. For those that haven't read it, the drama is set in a seemingly idyllic English village called Pagford, that has a lot more going on beneath the surface than it looks. In this first episode, the parish council chairman Howard Mollison (Michael Gambon) announces plans to turn the community centre into a health spa, which does not go down well at all. However, an unexpected turn of events leaves an empty seat on the council - a casual vacancy, you see - leading to the biggest battle this small village has ever seen. No Voldemort though, so couldn't be THAT bad...