Flambards (1979)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 305 users  
Reviews: 24 user

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 981 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 68 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 66 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Flambards" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Flambards (1979– )

Flambards (1979– ) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Flambards.

Season:

1

Year:

1979

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

To Serve Them All My Days (TV Series 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »

Stars: John Duttine, Frank Middlemass, Alan MacNaughton
Lillie (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesca Annis, Catherine Feller, Peggy Ann Wood
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the... See full summary »

Stars: Gemma Jones, Victoria Plucknett, John Welsh
The Pallisers (TV Series 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray
Aristocrats (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.

Stars: Siân Phillips, Alun Armstrong, Ben Daniels
Berkeley Square (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

Stars: Clare Wilkie, Victoria Smurfit, Tabitha Wady
Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson
Bramwell (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder
The Barchester Chronicles (TV Mini-Series 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne
Victoria & Albert (TV Movie 2001)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman
Stars: Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Firth, James Callis
High Spirits (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg
Goodnight, Mister Tom (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: John Thaw, Nick Robinson, Annabelle Apsion
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Christine McKenna ...
 Christina Parsons (12 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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 February 1979 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nella casa di Flambards  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[talking about Dorothy, Sandy's fiance]
William Russell: She's Sandy's.
Christina Parsons: Oh, did Sandy win her in a raffle then?
See more »

Soundtracks

Song of Christina
Music by David Fanshawe.
Lyrics by Alan Plater.
Sung by Nick Curtis.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Even better than the books.
27 November 2000 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this for the first time back in the early 80s and fell in love - with the story, the cast, the music - with everything about it. I was already in my early 20s, but I dropped everything to watch it. It's wonderful. There are scenes that are laugh-out-loud funny, but I start to cry when Christina and William fly the Channel, and it's almost non-stop from there until after Isobel's birth.

I am, however, very surprised that none of the younger cast members has gone on to "bigger and better" things. They are all very talented and were wonderful in their roles. I'd love to see them do other things.

It is unusual for me to prefer an adaptation to a book, but in this case it's true. The books are enjoyable, but the series is a delight. Back in the days before VCRs, the books were all I had, so I bought them and read them all more times than I can say.

When the tapes came out, I was ecstatic. I ordered them immediately and had a Flambards marathon (repeated several times over the years!). Now I dream about the day it comes out on DVD...with commentaries!


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Flambards Divided and a case for Mark duckpancakes
Who else found the music irritating? duckpancakes
Will v Mark, and why my heart will always be Will's... msbackstreet
REMAKE? kitty-gibson
Wonderfully moving FranSWAZ
Music score spboschi
Discuss Flambards (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?