Flambards (1979)

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In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Christine McKenna ...
 Christina Parsons (12 episodes, 1979)
Rosalie Williams ...
 Mary (10 episodes, 1979)
 Mark Russell (9 episodes, 1979)
Frank Mills ...
 Fowler (9 episodes, 1979)
Alan Parnaby ...
 William Russell (8 episodes, 1979)
David Huscroft ...
 Joe (8 episodes, 1979)
Sebastian Abineri ...
 Dick Wright (7 episodes, 1979)
Carol Leader ...
 Dorothy (6 episodes, 1979)
Edward Judd ...
 Uncle Russell (5 episodes, 1979)
Olive Pendleton ...
 Aunt Grace (5 episodes, 1979)
Anton Diffring ...
 Mr. Dermot (5 episodes, 1979)
Michael Macowan ...
 Dr. Porter (5 episodes, 1979)


In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger son William lives to fly aeroplanes. Christina finds herself struggling with the ideas of classism as she falls in love with country life, the hunt, and one of her cousins. But after their impulsive marriage, when her husband is called away by the First World War, Christina must keep Flambards afloat by herself. Written by Kathy Li

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Release Date:

2 February 1979 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La mansión Flambards  »

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[talking about Dorothy, Sandy's fiance]
William Russell: She's Sandy's.
Christina Parsons: Oh, did Sandy win her in a raffle then?
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Song of Christina
Music by David Fanshawe.
Lyrics by Alan Plater.
Sung by Nick Curtis.
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Cannot recommend this highly enough.
21 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this series when it first came out in the UK and it left a big impression on me then. Thank goodness for the advent of DVD which seems to have breathed life back into so many gems such as this, which might otherwise have been forgotten. The characters are fascinating, it is difficult to make a final judgement on some of them. The historical period wrapped around the First World War is a fascinating one, so much change and in some ways 'the end of innocence' (discuss!). The sets are great, the acting wonderful (what happened to their careers??), you feel like you're there. It's feel-good at times, bitter-sweet at others. If you treat yourself to the DVD you'll feel that you've made a real discovery. And the music, hauntingly beautiful....

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