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A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is ... See full summary »
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1989  
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Series cast summary:
Diana Rigg ...  Helena Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
James Wilby ...  Kit Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
David McCallum ...  Alex Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
Fiona Gillies ...  Angela Vesey / ... 4 episodes, 1989
Holly Aird ...  Emily 4 episodes, 1989
Louisa Janes Louisa Janes ...  Young Helena 4 episodes, 1989
Grant Parsons Grant Parsons ...  Leo 4 episodes, 1989
Amelia Shankley Amelia Shankley ...  Harriet 4 episodes, 1989
James Grout ...  George Batt 3 episodes, 1989
Liliana Komorowska ...  Danuta 3 episodes, 1989
Isla Blair ...  Ruth Vesey 2 episodes, 1989
Rob Edwards Rob Edwards ...  Consultant 2 episodes, 1989
Elizabeth Ash Elizabeth Ash ...  Vicky 2 episodes, 1989
Natasha Byrne Natasha Byrne ...  Rachel Turner 2 episodes, 1989
Anna Price Anna Price ...  Maureen 2 episodes, 1989
Cordelia Roche Cordelia Roche ...  Jordan Tennyson-Vesey 2 episodes, 1989
Rebecca Sabin Rebecca Sabin ...  Lavinia / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Claire Shepherd Claire Shepherd ...  Laura / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is confirmed in a series of incidents involving her ex-husband, a concert musician, and her ex-husband's new wife, an artist. Flashbacks reveal bits of her troubled past. Little by little, the young couple's life begins to fall apart and the mother-in-law begins to act out her feelings of intense jealousy in the form of revenge, implicating a dear old friend, and leading to murder. Written by <rworrel@ibm.net>

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Drama | Thriller

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UK

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English

Release Date:

20 October 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anyai szeretet See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Helena Vesey: I know nothing about pictures. I don't even know what I like.
Christopher "Kit" Vesey: That's simply not true Nell.
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Diana Rigg at her finest hour - Barnaby Marriott
28 June 1999 | by Barnes-3See all my reviews

Diana Rigg is outstanding as the deranged and possessive Helena Vesey in this marvellous BBC mini-series of 1989. It is a role that, I believe, won her a British Academy Award (BAFTA). It is hard to remember anyone who managed to be so funny, scary and mesmerising than Ms Rigg as this indelible protagonist, who brings the superb dialogue to life - "Laburnum! Such a pretty tree... and so many of them!"; "Treachery, disloyalty... are the most DREADFUL of crimes. And deserve the severest punishment!"; and "Ha ha ha! HERE's Mr Tiger!". This series is sometimes repeated on Sky's UK Gold channel - make sure you see it!


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