1 9 8 0 (UK)
8 x 50 minute episodes
This eight-part miniseries from Thames Television covered two of Nancy Mitford’s autobiographical novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate under the latter title. TV writer Simon Raven (who did the script for the popular Edward and Mrs Simpson) put the two novels together for the new production.
One storyline followed the lives and loves of girls in a large family. The other centred on another bizarre aristocratic family.
Outstanding acting and excellent writing perfectly captured the mood of the period between WWI and WWII with a brilliant plot.
The series was filmed in Winchcombe, a village in the Cotswolds where the Mitfords spent their childhood.
Fabrice, Duc de Sauveterre
Duke of Paddington
Joshua Le Touzel
Sir Leicester Kroesig