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A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Diana Rigg ...  Helena Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
James Wilby ...  Kit Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
David McCallum ...  Alex Vesey 4 episodes, 1989
Fiona Gillies ...  Angela Vesey / ... 4 episodes, 1989
Holly Aird ...  Emily 4 episodes, 1989
Louisa Janes Louisa Janes ...  Young Helena 4 episodes, 1989
Grant Parsons Grant Parsons ...  Leo 4 episodes, 1989
Amelia Shankley Amelia Shankley ...  Harriet 4 episodes, 1989
James Grout ...  George Batt 3 episodes, 1989
Liliana Komorowska ...  Danuta 3 episodes, 1989
Isla Blair ...  Ruth Vesey 2 episodes, 1989
Rob Edwards Rob Edwards ...  Consultant 2 episodes, 1989
Elizabeth Ash Elizabeth Ash ...  Vicky 2 episodes, 1989
Natasha Byrne ...  Rachel Turner 2 episodes, 1989
Anna Price Anna Price ...  Maureen 2 episodes, 1989
Cordelia Roche Cordelia Roche ...  Jordan Tennyson-Vesey 2 episodes, 1989
Rebecca Sabin Rebecca Sabin ...  Lavinia / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Claire Shepherd Claire Shepherd ...  Laura / ... 2 episodes, 1989


A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is confirmed in a series of incidents involving her ex-husband, a concert musician, and her ex-husband's new wife, an artist. Flashbacks reveal bits of her troubled past. Little by little, the young couple's life begins to fall apart and the mother-in-law begins to act out her feelings of intense jealousy in the form of revenge, implicating a dear old friend, and leading to murder. Written by <rworrel@ibm.net>

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Release Date:

20 October 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anyai szeretet See more »

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London, England, UK

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Helena Vesey: Disloyalty, treachery, is the worst of crimes. And deserves the severest punishment.
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A first-rate, but (alas) unavailable movie
18 February 2005 | by robertchamp2002See all my reviews

I don't understand why this first-rate television movie isn't widely available on DVD. Are the producers holding it back to drive up the market price? One would think that the demand is already as high as it is ever likely to get.

Anyway, this movie will give you a look at Diana Rigg that you won't soon forget. I saw it only once (back in '89), and was greatly impressed by Rigg's ability to communicate the sly, murderous, sick mind of her character. The story is well structured, the script well written, the parts well played. It is far better than most of the stuff you find in the PBS catalogs--but as I say...

I had known for a long time that Rigg was a classically trained actresses, but having seen her in nothing but _The Avengers_ before this film, I was unaware of the extent of her gifts.

Bob Champ

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