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Summer's Lease 

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From the DVD box: The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Susan Fleetwood ...  Molly Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
John Gielgud ...  Haverford Downs 4 episodes, 1989
Michael Pennington ...  Hugh Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
Rosemary Leach ...  Nancy Leadbetter 4 episodes, 1989
Caroline Waldron Caroline Waldron ...  Henry Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
Veronica Lazar ...  Baronessa Dulcibene 4 episodes, 1989
Suzanne Hay Suzanne Hay ...  Sam Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
Samantha Glenn ...  Jack Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
Siria Betti Siria Betti ...  Giovanna 4 episodes, 1989
Denis Lill Denis Lill ...  Ken Corduroy 3 episodes, 1989
Gabrielle Anwar ...  Chrissie Kettering 3 episodes, 1989
Massimo Sarchielli ...  Don Marco 3 episodes, 1989
Enrico Ninci Enrico Ninci ...  Nancy's Butler 3 episodes, 1989
Mel Martin ...  Rosie Fortinbras 2 episodes, 1989
Frederick Treves ...  Nicholas Tapscott 2 episodes, 1989
Annette Crosbie ...  Connie Tapscott 2 episodes, 1989
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ...  Prince Tosti-Castelnuovo 2 episodes, 1989
Graham McGrath ...  Chrissie's Friend 2 episodes, 1989
Guerino Bria Guerino Bria ...  Carlo 2 episodes, 1989
Pupo De Luca Pupo De Luca ...  The Messenger 2 episodes, 1989
Siri Neal Siri Neal ...  Chrissie's Friend 2 episodes, 1989
Andrew Cochrane Andrew Cochrane ...  Chrissie's Friend 2 episodes, 1989
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From the DVD box: The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to its rustic beauty and to the enigma of its absentee landlord. Never mind that her husband and teenage daughter are vocally unenthusiastic and that her outrageously extroverted father tricks them into taking him along. As the family goes sightseeing and gathers for candlelit dinners on the terrace, Molly becomes increasingly obsessed with unravelling the secrets of the villa's owner and of the British expatriates and locals they encounter. Her father lends a hand with the sleuthing while remaining on the prowl, zeroing in on a certain rich widow with whom he shares a romantic past.

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English

Release Date:

12 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alquiler de verano See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Due to production schedules, several cast members were attendees of the most densely packed (U.K. non-Award), celebrity event "Save the Rose Theatre" campaigns, public PR day, May 1989. See more »

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Copy of Summers Lease located
7 September 2004 | by jhigginbottomSee all my reviews

Further to my comment of 26 December 2002, I wish to alert others - who may wish to offer copies - that I have now located a replacement (PAL VHS) copy of Summers Lease much to the joy of my 90 yo MIL. Many thanks to those users of this data base who responded to my plea. I thought my chances would be very slim given that this title is not available commercially, but very impressed with positive outcome.

I have been unable to remove my previous posting of 26 Dec 2002 (there must be way but I cannot find it - I guess it will time-out eventually), so in order to avoid inconveniencing any more respondents I have posted this follow-up comment.


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