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The Camomile Lawn 

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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.
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Series cast summary:
Felicity Kendal ...  Helena 4 episodes, 1992
Claire Bloom ...  Sophy (older) 4 episodes, 1992
Jennifer Ehle ...  Calypso 4 episodes, 1992
Richard Johnson ...  Oliver (older) 4 episodes, 1992
Rebecca Hall ...  Sophy 4 episodes, 1992
Nicholas Le Prevost ...  Hamish / ... 4 episodes, 1992
Paul Eddington ...  Richard 4 episodes, 1992
Oliver Cotton ...  Max 4 episodes, 1992
Virginia McKenna ...  Polly (older) 4 episodes, 1992
Trudy Weiss ...  Monika 4 episodes, 1992
Vivienne Ritchie Vivienne Ritchie ...  Iris 4 episodes, 1992
John Elmes John Elmes ...  James 4 episodes, 1992
James Gaddas ...  Tony 4 episodes, 1992
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Polly 3 episodes, 1992
Polly Adams ...  Sarah 3 episodes, 1992
Toby Stephens ...  Oliver 3 episodes, 1992
Jeremy Brook Jeremy Brook ...  Paul 3 episodes, 1992
Joss Brook Joss Brook ...  David 3 episodes, 1992
Rosemary Harris ...  Calypso (older) 2 episodes, 1992
Martin Benson ...  Pauli 2 episodes, 1992
Ben Walden ...  Walter 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Syms ...  Parson 2 episodes, 1992
Donald Pickering ...  George 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Vernon ...  General / ... 2 episodes, 1992
Jane Evers Jane Evers ...  Mildred Floyer 2 episodes, 1992
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Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of Richard and Helena and their nieces and nephews. Written by Dorothy Burgess

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Drama | Romance | War

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Jennifer Ehle plays the young Calypso, while her mother Rosemary Harris plays the older Calypso. See more »

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Featured in The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (2007) See more »

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Stylized, but oh-so stylish!
11 May 2004 | by Stanton_NorthSee all my reviews

Unforgettable adaptation of Mary Wesley's novel about a social circle in WWII - featuring affairs, incest and wife-swapping: "an immensely happy time", says one of the women, of the Blitz. Yet the series is far from tawdry. Like Calypso - the character everyone remembers - The Camomile Lawn is gorgeous to watch; glamorous; obsessed with sex; but slowly proves to have hidden depths and a strong, if unconventional, morality. Jennifer Ehle proves herself one of the sexiest figures to have been seen on screen, and a classic and classy actress to boot.


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UK | Australia

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English

Release Date:

5 March 1992 (UK) See more »

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(4 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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