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From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer. With her panache and charisma, she finds more than an auction,... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Maggie Sheridan
... Sebastian Stafford
... Robert Tassi
... Oliver Peel
... Susie Peel
... Charles Stafford
Barry Barnes ... D.S. Fagan
Michael Liebmann ... Bryan Gavin (as Michael Liebman)
... Michael Longley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Ann Barber ... Caroline
... Chan Mingkai (as Chooi Kheng-Beh)
... Computer Operator
Grace Boyle ... Cecilia
Peter Cooney ... Security Agent
John Cormack ... Solicitor
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From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer. With her panache and charisma, she finds more than an auction, a rekindled interracial love affair, helpful relatives and a painting of great price. She finds more than she bargained for in the labyrinth and milieu of stolen art. Written by <WDRazo@prodigy.net>

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British singer Jenny Darren is heard every time Maggie Sheridan's music is played in this series. See more »

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When Maggie confronts Aiden after the robbery, she takes the motorcycle helmet off with both hands but in alternating shots is also able to hold a gun on him. See more »

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Maggie Sheridan: [Oliver has returned home &, hearing "Wild Thing" blaring, knows someone else is in the house: brandishing a cricket bat overhead, ascends the stairs, & more stairs, enters the bathroom. Finding his sister-in-law Maggie snoozing in the bath, he turns the bat toe-down. Maggie languidly turns her head & opens her eyes] Good match?
Oliver Peel: Rain stopped play.
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For art historical support the Producers gratefully acknowledge Mary D. Gerrard's book Artemisia Gentileschi (Princeton University Press 1989). See more »

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absolutely fabulous in every way
6 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Another knockout performance by Helen Mirren as a down and out '60s folk singer who, in order to help the family that took her in, goes undercover as an art dealer. Mirren, of course, does the transition from drugged-out hippie throwback to a glamorous woman of the world perfectly in this intriguing and very exciting story. Iain Glen as Sebastian is charismatic and wonderful, as is the entire cast. Probably the best part of this mini-series is Mirren, as Maggie, interacting with her sister and brother-in-law. The family dynamics hit a perfect note. This is a must-see on all levels - acting, drama and suspense with warmth and humor thrown in. Mirren is not only a great actress but one with impeccable taste when it comes to many of the scripts that have been produced and shown in the U.S. on public television. Bravo!


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