Summer's Lease (1989)

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 Molly Pargeter (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Haverford Downs (4 episodes, 1989)
Michael Pennington ...
 Hugh Pargeter (4 episodes, 1989)
Rosemary Leach ...
 Nancy Leadbetter (4 episodes, 1989)
Caroline Waldron ...
 Henry Pargeter (4 episodes, 1989)
Veronica Lazar ...
 Baronessa Dulcibene (4 episodes, 1989)
Suzanne Hay ...
 Sam Pargeter (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Jack Pargeter (4 episodes, 1989)
Siria Betti ...
 Giovanna (4 episodes, 1989)
Denis Lill ...
 Ken Corduroy (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Chrissie Kettering (3 episodes, 1989)
Massimo Sarchielli ...
 Don Marco (3 episodes, 1989)
Enrico Ninci ...
 Nancy's Butler (3 episodes, 1989)
Mel Martin ...
 Rosie Fortinbras (2 episodes, 1989)
Frederick Treves ...
 Nicholas Tapscott (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Connie Tapscott (2 episodes, 1989)
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ...
 Prince Tosti-Castelnuovo (2 episodes, 1989)
Graham McGrath ...
 Chrissie's Friend (2 episodes, 1989)
Guerino Bria ...
 Carlo (2 episodes, 1989)
Pupo De Luca ...
 The Messenger (2 episodes, 1989)
Siri Neal ...
 Chrissie's Friend (2 episodes, 1989)
Andrew Cochrane ...
 Chrissie's Friend (2 episodes, 1989)
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Excellent on several levels.
26 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

John Mortimer has a slightly wicked sense of humour, well demonstrated in this superbly written and acted work. Not likely to be enjoyed by the non-literate or younger adult, but a treasure for the middle-aged parent. Humor, conflict, sex and mystery are all here in pleasing proportion.

Gielgud plays a randy, pseudo-socialist grandfather. His character and lines allow him to steal the show. Susan Fleetwood as mother and grandaughter gives a standout performance as well, overshadowed only by Gielgud's wonderful material and skills.

Great television is alive and doing well in Britain. It is sad that so few people have had a chance to see this work. It appears to be unavailable for purchase. Those fortunate enough to have made a copy when it ran on PBS, please share it with your friends.


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