The novel opens with Jenny Bunn's arrival at her lodging-house. She's a young, strikingly beautiful, provincial Northern woman who has moved to a London suburb to take her first teaching ... See full summary »
Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture ... See full summary »
The young, bright and decent London tramp Alan Terry accidentally witnesses a mob execution. He gets away, but leaves enough evidence for them to come looking for him among the homeless, ... See full summary »
Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is ... See full summary »
Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, ... See full summary »
Two complete strangers, Anna and Stephen, are brought together by chance by an elderly man who waits for his wife on a station platform. Their fateful meeting acts as a catalyst for them to... See full summary »
An authentic story from 1983: The young police officer Finn is awarded a medal for the courage he showed in arresting a dangerous criminal. Meanwhile transvestite David Martin is released ... See full summary »
Young couple Jackie and Leo move from North London to a suburban home in the green belt paradise of Southern England. At the birthday party of a neighbor, they soon discover the strict social hierarchies of village life.
I have seen this miniseries twice on American Women's Movie Network. I never even heard of Diana Dors and I am saddened to know about her too late and her difficult life. Diana Dors never even earned a British National Honour like a C.B.E.(Commander of the British Empire) which is sad enough and tragic too. She deserved it for being an actress, singer, and model. We watch her grow up from a young pretty girl to the British version of Marilyn Monroe. Diana married and was widowed before she met husband number two and had two sons with him. When she returns to England, she is paired up with a young actor, Alan Lake, and the two are truly soul mates despite his alcoholism. It is nice to see one celebrity marriage to last as long as they did.
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