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 Adam Verne-Smith (3 episodes, 1992)
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 Rufus Fletcher (3 episodes, 1992)
Rachel Joyce ...
 Anne Verne-Smith (3 episodes, 1992)
Patricia Kerrigan ...
 Marigold Fletcher (3 episodes, 1992)
Saira Todd ...
 Zosie (3 episodes, 1992)
Gordon Warnecke ...
 Shiva Manjusri (3 episodes, 1992)
Michael Simkins ...
 D.C. Stretton (3 episodes, 1992)
Angharad Thomas ...
 Abigail (3 episodes, 1992)
Lowri Thomas ...
 Abigail (3 episodes, 1992)
Julia Ford ...
 Vivien Goldman (2 episodes, 1992)
Janet Steel ...
 Lily (2 episodes, 1992)
Philip Bowen ...
 Alec Chipstead (2 episodes, 1992)
Jane Wymark ...
 Meg Chipstead (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Inspector Winder (2 episodes, 1992)
Clara Salaman ...
 Mary Gage (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Young Detective (2 episodes, 1992)
Laura Smith ...
 Baby / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
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After Adam inherits a country house from his great uncle, he and his friend Rufus decide to spend the summer there instead of abroad. An odd assortment of 'house guests' turns up through different means and it's an uneasy mix at best. A decade afterwards, the bodies of a young woman and an infant are discovered in the woods behind the house. As the police investigate, they naturally look to Adam as former owner of the house, and what happened all those years before starts to catch up with him. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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10 May 1992 (UK)  »

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Le manoir du secret  »

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Rufus Fletcher: Adam's playing lord of the manor, he just sacked the gardener.
Mary Gage: Well I don't think he should have let him go! You have to keep this house up, cherish it for your great-uncle's sake.
Rufus Fletcher: Oh yes, please! I would like to become a member of the Grown-Ups Club, please rush me a subscription form and a prospectus for a musty afterlife.
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Do movies-made-for-Brit-TV have a lock on male nudity?
28 April 2003 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

Now that we have your attention -- yes, there's actually quite a bit of attractive, hippie-ish, naked romping in this film, which flashbacks a lot. The same actors play themselves at 30-ish as well as ten years before -- quite authentically, it's not just lighting, their very movements say "young". A haunting tale, full of the carelessness of youth and the fear of discovery now that middle age, pride of place, and self-created family have begun to appear. Twists and turns, ending in an unjust but completely believable finish.


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