As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.
The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.
Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping ... See full summary »
A smart and sophisticated mystery in the vein of "The Thin Man," Hugh Laurie and Liz Vassey shine in this unaired pilot which, in a just universe, should still be running on TV today.
Hugh Laurie writes and stars in the title role of Mike Dragan, a former detective with Scotland Yard turned world traveler, with his wealthy and beautiful wife, Rachel. A modern day Nick and Nora (or Jonathan and Jennifer Hart of "Hart to Hart") the Dragans entertain wittily as they solve a missing person case.
The setting: New York. The music: jazzy. Dialogue: witty and clever. An attractive couple in a glittering setting with all the elements of a good show. Why this show never got picked up is the real mystery.
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