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A Year in Provence 

Based on the 1989 best-selling memoir of the same name by Peter Mayle about his first year in Provence, and the local events and customs.

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Series cast summary:
John Thaw ...  Peter Mayle 12 episodes, 1993
Lindsay Duncan ...  Annie Mayle 12 episodes, 1993
Jean-Pierre Delage Jean-Pierre Delage ...  Colombani 8 episodes, 1993
Jo Doumerg Jo Doumerg ...  Amedee Clement 8 episodes, 1993
Marcel Champel Marcel Champel ...  Antoine Riviere 7 episodes, 1993
Annie Sinigalia Annie Sinigalia ...  Madame Hermonville 5 episodes, 1993


Based on the 1989 best-selling memoir of the same name by Peter Mayle about his first year in Provence, and the local events and customs.

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Release Date:

21 March 1993 (USA) See more »

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A Year in Provence See more »

Filming Locations:

Bouches-du-Rhône, France

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Fawlty Towers (1975) episode Peter is watching after his mailbox is stolen is Fawlty Towers: Gourmet Night (1975). See more »


Referenced in BiteBaCk: Episode #1.18 (1993) See more »

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Really entertaining series!
10 February 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I have this on VHS, and I enjoyed it enormously. Every single scene had something to smile about, whether it was Peter Mayle struggling with french, or Challemagne the rooster. I have one question, Why did so many people ignore this series at the time? Of course, it fell victim to the Darling Buds of May, which is also wonderful, but this is so relaxing to watch.

Provence has never looked so beautiful, some of the landscapes were absolutely gorgeous. John Thaw gives a rock-solid performance, that is always overlooked. When I mention this series to anyone, they are either blank-eyed, or go on criticising the books. Lindsay Duncan is also wonderful as Annie, although I read somewhere, that Thaw's wife Shiela Hancock was originally asked to do the role before the producers decided she was too old.

Watch this series, you'll really like it. I am just angry, that this wonderful programme was ignored. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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