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During the summer of 1939 Helena Cuthbertson and her staid second husband Richard, guardians to orphaned nine-year old niece Sophy, entertain their other nieces and nephews on the camomile ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Hall

Writers:

Mary Wesley (novel), Ken Taylor (dramatisation)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Benson ... Pauli
Richard Johnson ... Oliver (older)
Richard Syms ... Parson
Claire Bloom ... Sophy (older)
Felicity Kendal ... Helena
Rebecca Hall ... Sophy
Paul Eddington ... Richard
Jennifer Ehle ... Calypso
Tara Fitzgerald ... Polly
Ben Walden ... Walter
Toby Stephens ... Oliver
Joss Brook Joss Brook ... David
Jeremy Brook Jeremy Brook ... Paul
Trudy Weiss ... Monika
Oliver Cotton ... Max
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During the summer of 1939 Helena Cuthbertson and her staid second husband Richard, guardians to orphaned nine-year old niece Sophy, entertain their other nieces and nephews on the camomile lawn of their cliff-top home in Cornwall. They are the siblings Polly and Walter, free-spirited Calypso and Oliver, teen-aged veteran of the Spanish Civil War, in love with Calypso. All bar Richard anticipate another war, welcoming Jewish Austrian refugees Max Eistweiler, a concert violinist, and his wife Monika. Oliver returns with Helena to his parents' house in London, where they hear that war has been declared. They are joined by Polly, signing up for war work, Calypso and Paul and David, twin sons of Helena's local vicar. Helena returns to Cornwall after Sophy is traumatised. Whilst she says nothing she has accidentally caused the death of a man who exposed himself to her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1992 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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