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The Time in Between 

El tiempo entre costuras (original title)
Sira Quiroga is a young Spanish dressmaker engaged to a solid suitor when a suave typewriter salesman upends her life. Spain is being upended by a civil war and the new regime's growing ... See full summary »
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2014   2013  
14 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Adriana Ugarte ...  Sira Quiroga 17 episodes, 2013-2014
Hannah New ...  Rosalinda Fox 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Ben Temple ...  Hillgarth / ... 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Peter Vives ...  Marcus Logan 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Mari Carmen Sánchez Mari Carmen Sánchez ...  Candelaria 8 episodes, 2013
Tristán Ulloa ...  Beigbeder 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Tessa Dóniga Tessa Dóniga ...  Dora 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Valeria Racu Valeria Racu ...  Martina 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Francesc Garrido ...  Vázquez 7 episodes, 2013
Alba Flores ...  Jamila 7 episodes, 2013
David Venancio Muro David Venancio Muro ...  Inspector Palomares 7 episodes, 2013
Elena Irureta Elena Irureta ...  Doña Manuela 7 episodes, 2013-2014
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Sira Quiroga is a young Spanish dressmaker engaged to a solid suitor when a suave typewriter salesman upends her life. Spain is being upended by a civil war and the new regime's growing alliances with Nazi Germany. Sira, smart, gutsy and resourceful with a Scarlett O'Hara-like ability to whip up designer duds on a moment's notice, Sira has spunk. Sira gains and loses a small fortune, is dumped by her cad of a lover in Tangier (Morocco), runs guns to get the cash to start her life anew and becomes couturier to the Nazi wives stationed in Madrid. Urged on by her friend, the real-life British spy Rosalinda Fox, Sira, too, aids the British cause. Written by Anonymous

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Although the main character Syra is fictional, others whom she interacts with were real like Beigbeder the Spanish High Commissioner in Morocco, Serrano Suner Franco's brother in law and Rosalind Fox the English socialite/spy. See more »


Followed by Más de El tiempo entre costuras (2013) See more »

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9 July 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

If you had created a series just for me, it would be "The Time in Between" -- 1930s, drama, fashion, suspense, and espionage - it had my name on it from the beginning.

"The Time in Between" is carried on the beautiful shoulders of Adriana Ugarte, a young, natural beauty with dancing eyes and a warm smile, who plays the heroine, Sira, who lives with her mother in Madrid during the Civil War. Her mother is an excellent seamstress and teaches Sira her skills. Sira is engaged to a young man who wants her to buy a typewriter so that she can take some classes. On entering the shop, Sira's eyes and the eyes of the man (Rubén Cortada) behind the desk meet - he's a hunk - and it's over. When Sira takes off with him, her mother disowns her.

After a great time nightclubbing in Morocco, the business project he was to invest in never materializes. One morning she wakes up and he's taken all of the jewels and money her father (whom she just met) had given her. Broke, she escapes from the hotel, finds herself in trouble with the law, and winds up in a low-class boarding house.

When the owner of the house wrecks her dress, Sira fixes it. The owner sets her up in a shop, and soon, she is a star dressmaker for the elite. One of them is Rosalinda Fox (Hannah New), the lover of Biegeber, the High Commissioner of the Protectorate, with whom she forms an important friendship.

The film then takes us on a wild ride that leads us to Nazis, espionage, and more love for Sira.

The scenery, the atmosphere, the clothing - everything is perfect and eye-popping. I understand this series was so popular that sewing machine sales in Spain rose 197%! I can believe it.

This is an absolute must-see. It's like potato chips - you can't watch just one episode.

For trivia buffs, there actually was a Rosalinda Fox and Commissioner Juan Biegeber. After the war, Rosalinda headed to Guadarranque where she bought property to await Juan, who was under house arrest in Ronda. The two of them lived there together; Juan died in 1957, and Rosalinda died at the age of 96. Rosalinda's book is called "The Grass and the Asphalt."

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21 October 2013 (Spain) See more »

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Tangier, Morocco See more »

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