The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face... See full summary »
American shows are notorious for including supposedly 'British' characters played by American actors making appalling attempts at an accent. (Think Anthony La Paglia in 'Frasier'...) TV pundit Victor Lewis-Smith once described Honey for Tea as 'Britain's revenge'. Felicity Kendal plays a pushy American mom desperate to get her son into a posh boarding school, and her accent is so bad it makes you want to cut your ears off. The woman sounds like she's never even heard of America, let alone come from there. The atrocity of Kendal's accent caused a critical slating, but it disguised the fact that the show itself was badly scripted and horribly unfunny. Not surprisingly, this didn't get a second series.
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