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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...  Helena Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
...  Kit Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
...  Alex Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
...  Angela Vesey / ... 4 episodes, 1989
...  Emily 4 episodes, 1989
Louisa Janes ...  Young Helena 4 episodes, 1989
Grant Parsons ...  Leo 4 episodes, 1989
Amelia Shankley ...  Harriet 4 episodes, 1989
...  George Batt 3 episodes, 1989
...  Danuta 3 episodes, 1989
...  Ruth Vesey 2 episodes, 1989
Rob Edwards ...  Consultant 2 episodes, 1989
Elizabeth Ash ...  Vicky 2 episodes, 1989
Natasha Byrne ...  Rachel Turner 2 episodes, 1989
Anna Price ...  Maureen 2 episodes, 1989
Cordelia Roche ...  Jordan Tennyson-Vesey 2 episodes, 1989
Rebecca Sabin ...  Lavinia / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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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20 October 1989 (UK)  »

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Helena Vesey: Stupid bitch. Stupid pretentious nonsense.
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Hell hath no fury....
2 October 2008 | by See 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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