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
...  Danuta 3 episodes, 1989
...  Ruth Vesey 2 episodes, 1989
...  George Batt 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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Ruth: I can't say what I mean with words... I guess that's why I take photographs.
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a truly memorable film
2 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was riveted to the television set for all 3 nights of the series.

Not only was Diana Rigg's performance a tour de force, but the script itself was a true psychological thriller, beautifully written - I could actually believe there is a mother somewhere who could be so unhinged yet appear so normal. I did wonder about the author's own mother.

The flashbacks to "Mother's" childhood provided an extra dimension without totally explaining her future behavior, which really worked for me - I find too much exposition can spoil the punchline.

During the final half hour, no phone calls were answered, no trips were made to the frig, no cats were let out, no dogs were let in...I think you get the picture.


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