From the DVD box: The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to ... See full summary »
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 Molly Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
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 Haverford Downs 4 episodes, 1989
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 Hugh Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
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 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
Samantha Glenn ...
 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
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 Prince Tosti-Castelnuovo 2 episodes, 1989
Graham McGrath ...
 Chrissie's Friend 2 episodes, 1989
Guerino Bria ...
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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From the DVD box: The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to its rustic beauty and to the enigma of its absentee landlord. Never mind that her husband and teenage daughter are vocally unenthusiastic and that her outrageously extroverted father tricks them into taking him along. As the family goes sightseeing and gathers for candlelit dinners on the terrace, Molly becomes increasingly obsessed with unravelling the secrets of the villa's owner and of the British expatriates and locals they encounter. Her father lends a hand with the sleuthing while remaining on the prowl, zeroing in on a certain rich widow with whom he shares a romantic past.

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Due production schedules, several cast members were attendees of the most densely packed (UK non-Award), celebrity event 'Save the Rose Theatre' campaigns, public PR day, May 1989. [See artist entries] See more »

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intriguing story
22 January 2000 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Intriguing story about an English family who rent a villa in Tuscany for the summer. Strange things are afoot and the mother/housewife of the family plays amateur sleuth. But it's done in such a very subtle manner--in the typical English manner. There is also a very stated undertone of marital unease that the wife and husband play to perfection. John Gielgud is TERRIFIC as the wife's father--he plays a socialist writer singularly preoccupied with shocking his family by his carefree attitude of love and sexuality--all this despite his advancing years.


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