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Consuming Passion (2008)

Three intertwined stories to celebrate the the centenary of romance-publishing house Mills and Boon. The first, concerning Charles Boon's tempestuous relationship with his wife Mary, is ... See full summary »

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Dan Zeff

Writer:

Emma Frost
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Whittaker ... Mary Boon
Daniel Mays ... Charles Boon
Patrick Kennedy ... Gerald Mills
Olivia Colman ... Janet / Nurse Violetta Kiss
Patrick Baladi ... Dr Grant / Dr Steele
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ... Janet's Mother
Nicholas Sidi ... Nick
O-T Fagbenle ... Jake
Emilia Fox ... Kirstie
Antonia Kinlay ... Lorelei
Ben Joiner Ben Joiner ... Dirk Tourelle
Robert Horwell ... Brian
Nicky Ladanowski ... Brenda
Simon Chandler ... Mr. Cowpe
Sarah Winman Sarah Winman ... Mrs. Cowpe
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Three intertwined stories to celebrate the the centenary of romance-publishing house Mills and Boon. The first, concerning Charles Boon's tempestuous relationship with his wife Mary, is complemented by storylines set in the 1970s and the present day. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBC 4

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2008 (UK) See more »

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BBC Bristol See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When we see characters moving into new office accommodation in c. 1908, one character unpacks a telephone that he has brought with him. Prior to 1982 in the UK all telephones were provided and installed by the telephone company and remained their property at all times. See more »

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Satisfying in every way
8 September 2015 | by helenca-61145See all my reviews

All 3 strands of this tale are interwoven so seamlessly that you forget they are separate. The scene where Emilia Fox's character Kirstie finally succumbs to O-T Fagbenle's Jake, is one of the most erotic (yet in no way salacious or pornographic) I have seen on a BBC TV drama. O-T is really hot stuff! At the same time the underlying story of Mills & Boon itself is sufficiently well fleshed out (excuse the pun) to be believable and top hold the attention. The third strand, of the fantasising author manqué also rings true, if a little over the top (but since much of it takes place in her head, reality does not necessarily come into it. All in all this is a drama I have watched twice on TV and would happily watch again - plenty to interest and hold the attention.


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