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Coming Home (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance | War  -  12 April 1998 (UK)
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Drama series about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis
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Penelope Keith ...
Aunt Louise
Anneliese Uhlig ...
Aunt Lavinia
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Billy Fawcett
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Gruschenka Stevens ...
Athena Carey-Lewis
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Edward Carey-Lewis
Katie Ryder Richardson ...
George Asprey ...
Heikko Deutschmann ...
Gus
Patrick Ryecart ...
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Biddy
Susan Hampshire ...
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Walter
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Young Judith Dunbar is a quiet, gentle voiced teenager in the 1930s, relegated to a life at boarding school thanks to her colonial parents. Judith becomes adopted into the family of her best friend, young Loveday Carey Lewis, after the death of her aunt and guardian, Louise Forrester. Judith falls in love with the family, their home, Nancherrow, and Loveday's older brother Edward. When war strikes, Judith and the Carey-Lewis family all suffer, as Judith loses her family, and Loveday her fiancé; Gus. Judith muddles through the war losing Edward and aunt Lavinia in the process. But the war draws to a close, and Judith finds new romance, and Loveday suffers the consequences of a very hard decision, as she is forced to choose between Gus whom she loves, and her husband, Walter, the father of her young boy Nathaniel. Written by Anonymous

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A disappointment for fans of the book
25 September 2000 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

"Coming Home" could make a very engrossing 6-8 hour mini-series; unfortunately this production is all surface fairy-tale gloss with none of the depth and intent of the book. Vast and important chunks of the original story are missing; most of the remnants are turned upside-down and inside-out, and given a relentlessly sentimental greeting-card treatment. The author's serious attempt to portray life as she knew it as a young woman before, during, and after WWII is almost completely lost. A group of very interesting and capable actors is pretty much wasted. Its difficult to understand why the producers took the approach they did; one gets the impression that they must not have liked the original book much.


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