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Family Secret 

American executive Conrad Tucker sees a photograph in a magazine of the wealthy Aird family's youngest daughter, and begins a quest to discover if she is the result of his affair with her ... See full summary »

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Giles Foster

Writer:

Matthew Thomas (screenwriter)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Dance ... Edmund Aird
Eleonore Weisgerber Eleonore Weisgerber ... Virginia Aird
Rebecca Night ... Laura Aird
Susanna Simon Susanna Simon ... Alexa Keeling
Liam Evans-Ford Liam Evans-Ford ... Henry Aird
Gavin Purdie Gavin Purdie ... Photographer
Michael Brandon ... Conrad Tucker
Jonathan Aitken Jonathan Aitken ... Jonno Keeling
Yasmin Daley Yasmin Daley ... Sara Keeling
Eileen Atkins ... Violet Aird
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Noel Keeling
Anna Hepburn Anna Hepburn ... Housekeeper
Rebecca Palmer ... Hotel Receptionist
Ferry Oellinger Ferry Oellinger ... Professor Frinton (as Ferry Öllinger)
Jessica Pidsley Jessica Pidsley ... Heather Huxton
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American executive Conrad Tucker sees a photograph in a magazine of the wealthy Aird family's youngest daughter, and begins a quest to discover if she is the result of his affair with her mother Virginia. Determined to learn the truth, he sets out to uncover the family's long-kept secrets along the way. Written by Channel 5

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Release Date:

25 December 2010 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Vier Frauen - 1/2 See more »

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I've been there myself
5 January 2016 | by oloiataoSee all my reviews

Dear Charles,

I still love you. Know that.

This series is terrible. Very pretty to look at--I sure hope you were able to have some fun and enjoy the place while you were shooting it. It's nice to know you've had crappy jobs just like me!

Maybe you thought it was going to be a good project. I sure thought it would be great to teach at (university name deleted to protect the guilty). Turned out the "students" all had the brains of an average canine bowel movement.

Perhaps the writers all were graduates of the college where I suffered? After all, the plot, writing, and most of the acting share the same wallpaperish qualities as my "students."

The plot was, I'm sure, committed by a thirteen year old girl. Has all the tropes--wealthy aristocrats, beautiful scenery, glamorous parties, corrupt business deals, contrary old ladies, secret bastards, and illicit sexual affairs. Definitely the script was produced by committee. At times, the dialogue is wooden and at others it's fluid. Somehow, you're able to spin hay into gold. Eileen Atkins does pretty well, too.

Ah, well. You did your best in "Shades of Love" and I did my best at the University of Name Deleted. Neither of us can be held solely responsible for the end result.

If it helps, know that my mother is enjoying "Shades of Love." And since her memory is going, she'll be enjoying it for the first time for many years to come.

Yours sincerely,

Oloiatao


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