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The Norman Conquests 

The trilogy presents a comically fraught weekend from three different perspectives, as family and in laws gather at the decaying country home of their bedridden mother; the drink flows, and... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Richard Briers ...  Reg 3 episodes, 1977
Penelope Keith ...  Sarah 3 episodes, 1977
Tom Conti ...  Norman 3 episodes, 1977
David Troughton ...  Tom 3 episodes, 1977
Fiona Walker ...  Ruth 3 episodes, 1977
Penelope Wilton ...  Annie 3 episodes, 1977
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The trilogy presents a comically fraught weekend from three different perspectives, as family and in laws gather at the decaying country home of their bedridden mother; the drink flows, and hidden enmities, intimate secrets and uncomfortable truths emerge through the veneer of jollity and civility.

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14 June 1978 (USA) See more »

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(3 episodes)

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a weekend in the country goes wrong
23 March 2015 | by louiseculmerSee all my reviews

A wonderful TV adaptation of Alan Ayckbourne's set of three plays set over a summer weekend in the country. the plays are interlinked, each one: Table manners, living Together, and Round and Round the Garden, has a different set but covers roughly the same time period as the other two, so that you need to watch all three in order to understand fully what has happened over the weekend.

Annie (Penelope Wilton) has a dull life looking after her invalid mother, but is planning a dirty weekend away with her sister's husband Norman(Tom Conti) who seduced her the previous Christmas. her brother Reg (Richard Briers) and his wife Sarah (Penelope Keith) are supposed to be looking after mother while Annie goes away (they don't know who she is going with). naturally, nothing goes to plan.

All the actors in this version are superb, and it is mostly very funny, though perhaps not very realistic (it hardly seems likely that Norman's wife would not be that upset about her husband seducing her sister). But i don't really want fiction to be realistic, so I don't mind.


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