The Flame Trees of Thika (1981)

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 Tilly (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Robin (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Elspeth (7 episodes, 1981)
Mick Chege ...
 Njombo (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Lettice (5 episodes, 1981)
John Nettleton ...
 Major (5 episodes, 1981)
Steve Mwenesi ...
 Sammy (5 episodes, 1981)
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 Hereward (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Ian (4 episodes, 1981)
Carol MacReady ...
 Mrs. Nimmo (4 episodes, 1981)
Mzee Pembe ...
 Chief Kupanya (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Mr. Roos (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Alec (3 episodes, 1981)
Paul Onsongo ...
 Juma (3 episodes, 1981)
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Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings Written by Rhea Worrell <rworell@ibm.net>

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TOTALLY DELIGHTFUL
22 July 2003 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

Sometimes you watch a bit of something, and you just KNOW you're seeing something special.

I first saw this series around 20 years ago as a weekly mini-series on PBS. The wonderful story, great acting, beautiful scenery and haunting music has stayed with me. When I saw the video at our local library I was happy to renew my acquainenance with Elspeth and her family in Kenya. The story plays just as well 20 years later.

Thanks to all who had a part in "The Flame Trees of Thika" for giving us such a gift.


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