Starring: Jenny Seagrove,ŠKevin McNally,ŠGillian Raine
Alls fair in love and war›?
Childhood friends Jan and Diana couldnt be more different. Beautiful, fierce and unfathomably wealthy, Diana is the only daughter of a formidable businessman. Country boy Jan is a penniless orphan.
The unlikely friends spend a charmed and unconventional childhood together, but Dianas highborn destiny soon pulls her away from her life in the West Country, and all that makes her happy.
?›?The underlying moral has a fairy tale simplicity: People can become anything they want if they try hard enough. The New York Times
Blossoming in the 1920s and ending after WWII, the fierce friendship between children from opposite sides of the tracks softens to love until life interrupts, forcing them into conflict and a betrayal that will haunt both their futures.
Will the unfathomable force of war finally offer them redemption?
Based on two novels by R F Delderfield, the BBC series star Jenny Seagrove (Judge John Deed) and Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Downton Abbey) play the star crossed lovers, with an appearance from a then unknown Patsy Kensit as the young Diana.
Written by prolific screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones Diary, Mr Selfridge) with a sweeping soundtrack from Stanley Meyers (The Deer Hunter).
Genre: Tv Series
Release Date: 7th September 2015
Year of production: 1984
Director: Richard Stroud, David Tucker
Running Time: 520 min
Cat No: 163495