After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead ... See full summary »
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1986  
4 nominations. See more awards »

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 Lady Slane (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Fitzgeorge (3 episodes, 1986)
Maurice Denham ...
 Gervase Bucktrout (3 episodes, 1986)
Phyllis Calvert ...
 Carrie (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Herbert (3 episodes, 1986)
Jane Snowden ...
 Deborah (3 episodes, 1986)
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
 Kay (3 episodes, 1986)
Eileen Way ...
 Genoux (3 episodes, 1986)
Hilary Mason ...
 Edith (3 episodes, 1986)
Antonia Pemberton ...
 Mabel (3 episodes, 1986)
Faith Brook ...
 Lavinia (3 episodes, 1986)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 William (3 episodes, 1986)
David Waller ...
 Gosheron (2 episodes, 1986)
Patrick Barlow ...
 Foljambe - Assistant Curator (2 episodes, 1986)
Alan Thompson ...
 Club Porter (2 episodes, 1986)
Mair Coleman ...
 Maid (2 episodes, 1986)
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After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead countryside. Rediscovering her identity is no easy task with family members constantly meddling in her affairs. Brilliantly adapted from Vita Sackville-West's classic novel, this masterpiece was nominated for four BAFTA.

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22 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Passions envolées  »

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(3 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The best TV series ever
13 July 2001 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

This 3-part production is the most perfect thing I've ever seen on television - the writing, acting, direction, locations, costumes, etc are faultless. Episode two, where Lady Slane learns that Mr Fitzgeorge fell in love with her when they were young, but never revealed his love, is a triumph, and reduces me to tears every time I watch it. Why this series isn't available on commercial release is a mystery, because they just don't get any better than this.


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