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1966  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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A grown-up brother and sister's visit to their parents home culminates in a shocking tragedy. The events of the weekend are told over four episodes, each focusing on the point of view of one family member: the daughter Terry; the father, Ted; the son, Alan and finally the mother, Sarah. The full story of the dysfunctional family plays out through the use of repeating scenes, flashback, and monologue. Written by L. Hamre

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John Frankenheimer wanted to turn this mini-series into a feature film, but this plan never eventuated. See more »

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Terry Stevens - Daughter: You see, all stretched and the lines - well I know, laugh lines, but who needs them?
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Searing min-series
21 November 2003 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Brilliantly written, directed, and acted mini-series made by BBC TV about the difficult and complex relationships in a close-knit family who discover, after a traumatic family death, that they didn't know each other as well as they thought. A searing psychological study of how people relate to and understand (or not!) each other and the effect, intended and unintended they have each other. Michael Bryant and Judi Dench are especially noteworthy in an all-round excellent cast


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