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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 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)
Veronica Lazar ...
 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)
Mel Martin ...
 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 ...
 Carlo (2 episodes, 1989)
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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12 May 1991 (USA)  »

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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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Almost as good as the book...
12 March 2003 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

This drama was superbly cast, especially John Gielgud as Molly's philandering father. However Molly's journey of self discovery was underdeveloped as was the eventual climactic meeting with the mysterious "T. Buckland Kettering".

The scenery of Tuscany is beautiful enough, but the acting does fall down in some places. For anyone wanting to appreciate Mortimer's classic, I suggest you read the book.


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