From the DVD box: The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
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 Molly Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
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 Haverford Downs 4 episodes, 1989
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 Hugh Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
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 Nancy Leadbetter 4 episodes, 1989
Caroline Waldron ...
 Henry Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
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 Baronessa Dulcibene 4 episodes, 1989
Suzanne Hay ...
 Sam Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
Samantha Glenn ...
 Jack Pargeter 4 episodes, 1989
Siria Betti ...
 Giovanna 4 episodes, 1989
Denis Lill ...
 Ken Corduroy 3 episodes, 1989
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 Chrissie Kettering 3 episodes, 1989
Massimo Sarchielli ...
 Don Marco 3 episodes, 1989
Enrico Ninci ...
 Nancy's Butler 3 episodes, 1989
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 Rosie Fortinbras 2 episodes, 1989
Frederick Treves ...
 Nicholas Tapscott 2 episodes, 1989
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 Connie Tapscott 2 episodes, 1989
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 Prince Tosti-Castelnuovo 2 episodes, 1989
Graham McGrath ...
 Chrissie's Friend 2 episodes, 1989
Guerino Bria ...
Pupo De Luca ...
 The Messenger 2 episodes, 1989
Siri Neal ...
 Chrissie's Friend 2 episodes, 1989
Andrew Cochrane ...
 Chrissie's Friend 2 episodes, 1989
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From the DVD box: The minute she sets eyes on it, Molly Pargeter knows that the Tuscan Villa she has found to lease is perfect for her family's summer holiday. She is powerfully drawn to its rustic beauty and to the enigma of its absentee landlord. Never mind that her husband and teenage daughter are vocally unenthusiastic and that her outrageously extroverted father tricks them into taking him along. As the family goes sightseeing and gathers for candlelit dinners on the terrace, Molly becomes increasingly obsessed with unravelling the secrets of the villa's owner and of the British expatriates and locals they encounter. Her father lends a hand with the sleuthing while remaining on the prowl, zeroing in on a certain rich widow with whom he shares a romantic past.

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Due production schedules, several cast members were attendees of the most densely packed (UK non-Award), celebrity event 'Save the Rose Theatre' campaigns, public PR day, May 1989. [See artist entries] See more »

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A superbly atmospheric detective mystery
28 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Scenes from this series have remained with me years after seeing it. On the surface, it's a fairly slow-paced detective story, as the wife of a family summering in Tuscany uncovers a series of disturbing facts about a death that occurred before her arrival. The mystery is well handled, but what is really wonderful is the evocation of the atmosphere of the Italian countryside and its picturesque hill towns. It's also memorable for its over-the-top portraits of the seedy English aristocrats who live or are visiting in the region, especially Sir John Gielgud's portrayal of an unscrupulous octogenarian would-be Lothario. You'll feel you've visited Italy after seeing this, and the memories will be as vivid as those of places you've actually visited. I don't know why this series hasn't been rerun more often.


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