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Mother Love 

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  
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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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've been reading in the papers about Vesey's little American bastards. Apparently, they went to a wedding and ate some marzipan icing... and it gave me a rather amusing idea!
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Hell hath no fury....
2 October 2008 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

as that of a woman, scorned. Diana Rigg is superb in the role of Helena Vesy, a woman with a mysterious and nefarious past, who becomes infuriated with her ex-husband (well portrayed by David McCallum,) and his new family, including a young new wife.

Some of the scenes are memorable, as when she is strolling in the park, debating her lot in life, and walks under the shade of a laburnum tree. Laburnum, such a lovely tree, she ponders, as her mind wanders to its poisonous qualities.

Another scene with the young children, and an arsenic laced gift of marzipan at Christmas time is also quite chilling.

Rigg looks wonderful and believable in this role, would be nice if she were able to do a sequel. Highly recommended, excellent suspense. 9/10.


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