A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is ... See full summary »
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1989  
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 Helena Vesey (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Kit Vesey (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Alex Vesey (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Angela Vesey / ... (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Emily (4 episodes, 1989)
Louisa Janes ...
 Young Helena (4 episodes, 1989)
Grant Parsons ...
 Leo (4 episodes, 1989)
Amelia Shankley ...
 Harriet (4 episodes, 1989)
Liliana Komorowska ...
 Danuta (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Ruth Vesey (2 episodes, 1989)
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 George Batt (2 episodes, 1989)
Rob Edwards ...
 Consultant (2 episodes, 1989)
Elizabeth Ash ...
 Vicky (2 episodes, 1989)
Natasha Byrne ...
 Rachel Turner (2 episodes, 1989)
Anna Price ...
 Maureen (2 episodes, 1989)
Cordelia Roche ...
 Jordan Tennyson-Vesey (2 episodes, 1989)
Rebecca Sabin ...
 Lavinia / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
Claire Shepherd ...
 Laura / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is confirmed in a series of incidents involving her ex-husband, a concert musician, and her ex-husband's new wife, an artist. Flashbacks reveal bits of her troubled past. Little by little, the young couple's life begins to fall apart and the mother-in-law begins to act out her feelings of intense jealousy in the form of revenge, implicating a dear old friend, and leading to murder. Written by <rworrel@ibm.net>

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Helena Vesey: I've been reading in the papers about Vesey's little American bastards. Apparently, they went to a wedding and ate some marzipan icing... and it gave me a rather amusing idea!
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Time for a DVD Set -- With Interviews
3 May 2006 | by (Basking Ridge, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Now that DVD recordings of films are commonplace, the producers of "Mother Love" owe it to Dame Diana's global fans to issue this fantastic horror/suspense film as a two-DVD set. Rarely have we seen such a tour d'force by any actress, even though Dame Diana has gratified us with many other outstanding performances. This rich characterization bears repeated viewing because so many of her inspired expressions and gestures can be overlooked when we focus on the twists and turns of the complex story line.

Fortunately for us, we taped the four "Mother Love" episodes on VHS when PBS-TV broadcast them in 1990. The film was not bleeped for language, and we did not see any indications of content censorship. My wife and I watch the tapes about once a year, and we see something different each time. But we would love to have the film on DVD because we're sure they would be sharper than the TV reception was, and our 16-year-old videotape copies are starting to show their age.

One note: the PBS broadcasts included interviews with the screenwriter and actors, as well as introductions by Dame Diana herself. Those would make dandy extras in a DVD set, because Dame Diana explains how she built her character into the believable psychopath named Helena Vesey.


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