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Cold Comfort Farm 

Young Flora Poste leaves the funeral of her parents and finds herself alone with insubstantial means ("barely enough to keep her in stockings and furs") in mid-1930's London. The young 20-... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Alastair Sim ...  Amos Starkadder 3 episodes, 1968
Fay Compton ...  Aunt Ada Doom (Starkadder) 3 episodes, 1968
Sarah Badel Sarah Badel ...  Flora Poste 3 episodes, 1968
Rosalie Crutchley ...  Judith Starkadder 3 episodes, 1968
Brian Blessed ...  Reuben Starkadder 3 episodes, 1968
Peter Egan ...  Seth Starkadder 3 episodes, 1968
Billy Russell Billy Russell ...  Adam Lambsbreath 3 episodes, 1968
Hazel Coppen Hazel Coppen ...  Mrs. Agony Beetle 3 episodes, 1968
Sharon Gurney ...  Elfine Starkadder 3 episodes, 1968
Sheila Grant Sheila Grant ...  Rennett Starkadder 3 episodes, 1968
John Golightly John Golightly ...  Charles Fairford 3 episodes, 1968
Charlotte Howard Charlotte Howard ...  Meriam 3 episodes, 1968
Joan Bakewell Joan Bakewell ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 1968
Freddie Jones ...  Urk / ... 2 episodes, 1968
Aubrey Morris ...  Mr. Mybug 2 episodes, 1968
Timothy Carlton ...  Richard Hawk-Monitor 2 episodes, 1968
Sarah Lisemore Sarah Lisemore ...  Unknown 2 episodes, 1968
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Young Flora Poste leaves the funeral of her parents and finds herself alone with insubstantial means ("barely enough to keep her in stockings and furs") in mid-1930's London. The young 20-something has no means (nor intentions) of developing her own career save to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen in becoming an author . . . when she's 50. But she's confident in the support of friends and distant relatives as she gathers life experiences for her writing. She makes a very wise choice when she decides she'll stay with the Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm - which she expects to be "appalling but interesting" - and where she'll use her talents to fix things (and people). The colorful array of cousins on the farm do not disappoint, but she's confident and, in the end, removes the curse on the farm, frees the cousins from the clutches of the aptly named matriarch, Ada Doom, finds love and fulfillment for all . . . and even helps old Ada overcome her self-imposed solitude after, as a ... Written by John R. Williams

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UK

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English

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26 December 1971 (USA) See more »

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Cold Comfort Farm See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Freddie Jones also starred in the 1995 version of Cold Comfort Farm as Adam Lambsbreath. See more »

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Version of Cold Comfort Farm (1995) See more »

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I prefer this one to the later movie.
28 July 2003 | by bjamesonSee all my reviews

To me, this really is a case where the BBC beat John Schlesinger. The 1971 PBS showing was so good, it did cause me to find the Stella Gibbons and read it. If it was only for the Alistair Sim portrayal of Amos Starkadder, this one would still be worth watching.


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