In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a ... See full summary »
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Christine McKenna Christine McKenna ...  Christina Parsons 12 episodes, 1979
Rosalie Williams ...  Mary 10 episodes, 1979
Steven Grives ...  Mark Russell 9 episodes, 1979
Frank Mills ...  Fowler 9 episodes, 1979
Alan Parnaby Alan Parnaby ...  William Russell 8 episodes, 1979
David Huscroft David Huscroft ...  Joe 8 episodes, 1979
Sebastian Abineri Sebastian Abineri ...  Dick Wright 7 episodes, 1979
Carol Leader Carol Leader ...  Dorothy 6 episodes, 1979
Edward Judd ...  Uncle Russell 5 episodes, 1979
Olive Pendleton Olive Pendleton ...  Aunt Grace 5 episodes, 1979
Anton Diffring ...  Mr. Dermot 5 episodes, 1979
Michael Macowan Michael Macowan ...  Dr. Porter 5 episodes, 1979
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In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger son William lives to fly aeroplanes. Christina finds herself struggling with the ideas of classism as she falls in love with country life, the hunt, and one of her cousins. But after their impulsive marriage, when her husband is called away by the First World War, Christina must keep Flambards afloat by herself. Written by Kathy Li

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UK

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English

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2 February 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La mansión Flambards See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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[talking about Dorothy, Sandy's fiance]
William Russell: She's Sandy's.
Christina Parsons: Oh, did Sandy win her in a raffle then?
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Alternate Versions

When the series was originally shown, the first episode was 90 minutes long and was titled "Christina" in the opening titles and "The Blooding" in the caption after the second commercial break. For subsequent repeats and the DVD release, longer versions of this first episode were shown as two separate 60-minute episodes with titles "Christina" and "The Blooding". See more »

Soundtracks

Song of Christina
Music by David Fanshawe.
Lyrics by Alan Plater.
Sung by Nick Curtis.
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Well worth watching
24 September 2005 | by stevelarcombeSee all my reviews

I'd recommend this to anyone, even if you think it's not your kind of entertainment, you will be captivated by the fine script, compelling story and excellent acting.

Christine McKenna is particularly good in the lead role and She makes for compulsive viewing.

Anyone interested in aviation should make note of the superb flying machines and sequences.

Obviously Horses and Country Life play the biggest part of the whole mini series.

In short an excellent mini-series and fun for all ages.

Enjoy

Steve


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