7.6/10
11
0 user 1 critic

Episode #1.1 

Trailer
1:32 | Trailer
In 1940 England, feminist poet Vita Sackville-West gets a phone call from Violet Keppel Trefusis which triggers a flashback to 1917 where Violet first came for a visit at Vita's country ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Whittaker

Writers:

Penelope Mortimer (screenplay), Nigel Nicolson (from the book by)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Janet McTeer ... Vita Sackville-West
David Haig ... Harold Nicolson
Cathryn Harrison ... Violet Keppel Trefusis
Diana Fairfax ... Lady Sackville
Madeline Blakeney Madeline Blakeney ... Mrs. Staples
Judy Elrington Judy Elrington ... Nanny
Nicola Hammett Nicola Hammett ... Young Vita
Hannah Cresswell Hannah Cresswell ... Young Violet
Andrew Tomlinson Andrew Tomlinson ... Ben Nicolson
Nicholas Pearce Nicholas Pearce ... Nigel Nicolson
Edit

Storyline

In 1940 England, feminist poet Vita Sackville-West gets a phone call from Violet Keppel Trefusis which triggers a flashback to 1917 where Violet first came for a visit at Vita's country house. Violet is dismayed to find her gallant, heroic Vita ensconced in a cozy marriage to diplomat Harold Nicolson, her wild spirit seemingly tamed by her roles as wife and mother to their two young sons, Ben and Nigel. Vita loves her husband, and values him as a great companion. When Harold tells Vita of his past sexual dalliances with men, his disclosure opens the door for her to rekindle her relationship with Violet - not out of revenge, but out of a desire for equal freedom to explore her own same-sex desires for her best friend that she has experienced since her teenage years, and the same goes for Violet. Written by Larry B.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-MA
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1990 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed