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All Passion Spent 

After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead ... See full summary »
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1986  
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Wendy Hiller ...  Lady Slane 3 episodes, 1986
Harry Andrews ...  Fitzgeorge 3 episodes, 1986
Maurice Denham Maurice Denham ...  Gervase Bucktrout 3 episodes, 1986
Phyllis Calvert ...  Carrie 3 episodes, 1986
Graham Crowden ...  Herbert 3 episodes, 1986
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ...  Kay 3 episodes, 1986
Jane Snowden Jane Snowden ...  Deborah 3 episodes, 1986
Hilary Mason ...  Edith 3 episodes, 1986
Eileen Way Eileen Way ...  Genoux 3 episodes, 1986
Faith Brook ...  Lavinia 3 episodes, 1986
Geoffrey Bayldon ...  William 3 episodes, 1986
Antonia Pemberton Antonia Pemberton ...  Mabel 3 episodes, 1986
David Waller David Waller ...  Gosheron 2 episodes, 1986
Patrick Barlow Patrick Barlow ...  Foljambe - Assistant Curator 2 episodes, 1986
Alan Thompson Alan Thompson ...  Club Porter 2 episodes, 1986
Mair Coleman Mair Coleman ...  Maid 2 episodes, 1986
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After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead countryside. Rediscovering her identity is no easy task with family members constantly meddling in her affairs. Brilliantly adapted from Vita Sackville-West's classic novel, this masterpiece was nominated for four BAFTA.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

22 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Passions envolées See more »

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Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Beautifully Done with the Great Wendy Hiller

Seventy years after the young Wendy Hiller starred as Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion," it is stunning to see her act the part of an old woman in "All Passion Spent," a three-episode version of a Vita Sackville-West novel. She was still beautiful, still a splendid actress. I won't attempt to summarize the story but the TV program is filled with English actors whose faces you will recognize even if you don't know their names. Particularly effective is Harry Andrews, as a wealthy elderly eccentric who fell in love with Dame Wendy's character decades earlier, though they met only fleetingly. Also noteworthy is Jane Snowden as the great-granddaughter who is inspired to follow her own path in life by her great-grandmother's example. Although she lived to be 91, Dame Wendy was only in her mid-70's when this series was made; her character is in her mid-80's.


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