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Love in a Cold Climate

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.

Sadie
Judi Dench
Uncle Matt
Michael Aldridge
Davey Warbeck
Michael Williams
Linda
Lucy Gutteridge
Lord Merlin
John Moffatt
Fanny
Isabelle Amyes
Lady Montdore
Vivian Pickles
Emily Warbeck
Diana Fairfax
Boy Dougdale
Job Stewart
Polly
Rosalyn Landor
Victoria
Rebecca Saire
Alfred
Christopher Scoular
Lord Montdore
Richard Hurndall
Cedric Hampton
Michael Cochrane
Jassy
Yolande Palfrey
Louisa
Selena Carey-Jones
Little Matt
Max Harris
Fabrice, Duc de Sauveterre
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Tony Kroesig
Anthony Head
Duke of Paddington
Peter Howell
Bob
Joshua Le Touzel
Sir Leicester Kroesig
Leon Eagles
Veronica Chaddesley-Corbett
Adrienne Corri
Christian Talbot
Ralph Lawson
Lady Patricia
Ann Queensberry
Josh
Richard Beale
Lord Fort-William
Michael Lees