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Complete series cast summary:
Sienna Guillory ...  Jenny Bunn 3 episodes, 2000
Rupert Graves ...  Patrick Standish 3 episodes, 2000
Robert Daws ...  Dick Thompson 3 episodes, 2000
Emma Chambers ...  Martha Thompson 3 episodes, 2000
Neil Jones Neil Jones ...  Horace Charlton 3 episodes, 2000
Ian Driver Ian Driver ...  Graham McClintoch 3 episodes, 2000
Jeff Rawle ...  Mr. Charlton 3 episodes, 2000
Hugh Bonneville ...  Julian Ormerod 3 episodes, 2000
Kathy Kiera Clarke ...  Anna Le Page 3 episodes, 2000
Amelia Warner ...  Sheila Torkingham 3 episodes, 2000
Rupert Vansittart ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 2000
Bridget McConnell Bridget McConnell ...  Miss Sinclair 2 episodes, 2000
Natalie Roles ...  Joan 2 episodes, 2000
Deborah Cornelius ...  Susan 2 episodes, 2000
Simon Evans ...  Horse 2 episodes, 2000
Dave Hill ...  Mr. Bunn 2 episodes, 2000
Nina Young ...  Wendy 2 episodes, 2000


The novel opens with Jenny Bunn's arrival at her lodging-house. She's a young, strikingly beautiful, provincial Northern woman who has moved to a London suburb to take her first teaching job. Jenny has rented a room in the home of a middle-aged couple, Dick and Martha Thompson. Dick Thompson, is apparently some sort of an auctioneer and his wife Martha Thompson is bored, cynical, and openly suspicious of attractive young Jenny. The Thompsons' other lodger, Anna, is apparently French. Jenny soon meets Patrick Standish, an acquaintance of the Thompsons, who is immediately attracted to her. Patrick takes Jenny on a date to what seems to her to be a fashionable, upmarket Italian restaurant, but which Amis makes clear is a classless suburban pseudo-Italianate place. Impressed, Jenny lets Patrick take her back to the house he shares with Graham, an unattractive Scottish schoolmaster. Heavy petting ensues and Patrick assumes that Jenny will sleep with him, but instead she rebuffs him and ...

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Visually Attractive - But Little More To Offer
26 October 2004 | by impratorSee all my reviews

A production that offers a (very) modest plot but is visually enjoyable, this TV film/mini-series is ultimately unsatisfying.

Those who wish to gain a sense of the sights and sounds of England in the 1950's will enjoy the sets, fashions, cars and cinematography - as will those who were there and wish to reminisce. However, the storyline and characterisations are in reality more representative of the time in which the film was made than the period in which it is set. The sexual mores, in particular, are anomalous. (Much the same can be said of the novel on which this production is based.)

I can't really recommend this film unless you gain particular enjoyment from pretty scenery and the visual portrayal of another age. The storyline is extremely slender - and ultimately uninteresting - whilst the characters are paper-thin (unintentional) parodies.

Still, the sets and scenery are very attractive (as is the female lead). So if you just want to relax and let it wash over you, and don't mind the tediuus and unexciting sexual content, you could give it a try on a lazy evening.

I wouldn't bother, though...

2.5 /10

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13 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Ilyen lány kell nekem! See more »

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