I really liked this episode...not because of the scary scarecrows or even the family itself. What impressed me was the strong element of pathos caused by referencing the oncoming WW1. The defence of the schoolboys was almost the Great War in a microcosm....tears, fear but still determined to follow orders and do their duty.
I agree...little girl not much cope, Baines brilliant.
On the whole, well done the Beeb.