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 funeral.
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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
I think WWII dramas are very romantic and I love this series! When it
was first broadcast on Channel Four I couldn't wait to see it every
week. Aside from the brilliant acting by everyone concerned, the story
lines are excellent, enough to keep you involved, but not too
complicated and not done in an "arty" way. Also the characters are
interesting and events are wholly believable. You really do start
caring about the characters involved.
I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it, also it gives younger people
who weren't around during WWII a little taste of what it must have been
like. The costumes and music are lovely too.
So, if you fancy a trip down memory lane and want an interesting and
engaging story with likable characters, then you can't go wrong with
this one! I get this video out on rainy days when I feel like a few
hours of relaxation. Enjoy!
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