In a Land of Plenty (2001– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 24 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Period drama showing the life of the Freeman family through 40 years, starting in 1952.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 204 titles
created 19 Jun 2012
 
TV
a list of 617 titles
created 29 Sep 2012
 
a list of 5586 titles
created 07 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 65 titles
created 23 Nov 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: In a Land of Plenty (2001– )

In a Land of Plenty (2001– ) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In a Land of Plenty.

Season:

1

Year:

2001
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Charles Freeman (9 episodes, 2001)
...
 James Freeman (9 episodes, 2001)
Hazel Monaghan ...
 Mina (9 episodes, 2001)
Kaye Wragg ...
 Laura (9 episodes, 2001)
Garry Cooper ...
 Stanley (6 episodes, 2001)
Stuart Laing ...
 Robert Freeman (6 episodes, 2001)
...
 Simon Freeman (6 episodes, 2001)
...
 Zoe Freeman (6 episodes, 2001)
...
 Gary (6 episodes, 2001)
...
 Alice Freeman (6 episodes, 2001)
...
 Edna (5 episodes, 2001)
Joseph Alessi ...
 Keith (5 episodes, 2001)
Elizabeth Estensen ...
 Rachel (5 episodes, 2001)
Julia Ford ...
 Sonia (5 episodes, 2001)
...
 Harry Ganatra (5 episodes, 2001)
Shane Fox ...
 Teenage James Freeman (4 episodes, 2001)
...
 Tinniswood (4 episodes, 2001)
...
 Sonali Ganatra (4 episodes, 2001)
...
 Mary Freeman (3 episodes, 2001)
James Bradshaw ...
 Simon Freeman (3 episodes, 2001)
...
 Agatha (3 episodes, 2001)
...
 Zoe (3 episodes, 2001)
John Cater ...
 Alfred (3 episodes, 2001)
Joseph Cole ...
 Lewis (2 episodes, 2001)
...
 Teenage Laura (2 episodes, 2001)
June Watson ...
 Robbie (2 episodes, 2001)
Edit

Storyline

In 1952 ambitious industrialist Charles Freeman whisks naive young Mary off her feet and marries her. They move into the big house overlooking the town where Charles' engineering factory dominates the landscape and, in quick succession, three sons (Simon, James and Robert) and a daughter (Alice) are born. Exhausted by motherhood and disillusioned with marriage to a man whose greatest romantic passion is reserved for his factory, sensitive wayward Mary seeks solace in poetry and drink. The marriage stumbles, the children swing between the heady sunshine of joy and the pain of neglect. Within a few years the family is fractured by the tragedy of Mary's suicide and each of the siblings sets out to find their place in a world stained by events from their childhood. The oldest son, Simon, initially strives to please and imitate his father by going into the family business. James is trapped by his mother's favor! Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

In a Land of Plenty  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The ending of the original book by Tim Pears was rewritten for the TV adaptation. See more »

Crazy Credits

Flashbacks are seen behind the credits of most episodes. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

superb - real quality.
3 May 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was an almost perfect work - the writing and the acting but also the camera work, the production design and the directing. It is a pity that the BBC didn't promote it more vigorously. They must bring it back soon and make sure a much wider audience see it. You simply don't get TV of this quality any more. It sets a yardstick by which all other TV drama will be judged for the next few years.

It is extraordinary that all those concerned suddenly appeared - and produced this beacon in a sea of TV dross. The only previous credit I recognised was the Cameraman for the hugely underrated film "Ratcatcher" - which I also recommend.

ANTHONY PERRY


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of my school friends is in this!! My_Polish_Aardvark
where is abbie salt - young laura jaymiblu
SHANE FOX teenage james mmmmmmmhhhhhhh
james bradshaw n_m_lucas
Where can I see this? tlc-36
Discuss In a Land of Plenty (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?