The Camomile Lawn (1992)

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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funereal.

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Series cast summary:
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 Helena (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Sophy (older) (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Calypso (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Oliver (older) (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Sophy (4 episodes, 1992)
Nicholas Le Prevost ...
 Hamish / ... (4 episodes, 1992)
Paul Eddington ...
 Richard (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Max (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Polly (older) (4 episodes, 1992)
Trudy Weiss ...
 Monika (4 episodes, 1992)
Vivienne Ritchie ...
 Iris (4 episodes, 1992)
John Elmes ...
 James (4 episodes, 1992)
James Gaddas ...
 Tony (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Polly (3 episodes, 1992)
Polly Adams ...
 Sarah (3 episodes, 1992)
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 Oliver (3 episodes, 1992)
Jeremy Brook ...
 Paul (3 episodes, 1992)
Joss Brook ...
 David (3 episodes, 1992)
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 Calypso (older) (2 episodes, 1992)
Martin Benson ...
 Pauli (2 episodes, 1992)
Ben Walden ...
 Walter (2 episodes, 1992)
Richard Syms ...
 Parson (2 episodes, 1992)
Donald Pickering ...
 George (2 episodes, 1992)
Richard Vernon ...
 General / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
Jane Evers ...
 Mildred Floyer (2 episodes, 1992)
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Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of Richard and Helena and their nieces and nephews. Written by Dorothy Burgess

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Stylized, but oh-so stylish!
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Unforgettable adaptation of Mary Wesley's novel about a social circle in WWII - featuring affairs, incest and wife-swapping: "an immensely happy time", says one of the women, of the Blitz. Yet the series is far from tawdry. Like Calypso - the character everyone remembers - The Camomile Lawn is gorgeous to watch; glamorous; obsessed with sex; but slowly proves to have hidden depths and a strong, if unconventional, morality. Jennifer Ehle proves herself one of the sexiest figures to have been seen on screen, and a classic and classy actress to boot.


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