ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre (02/11/02)

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Rosamund Pike

Megan Dodds

Anthony Andrews

Alan Bates

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Miniseries based on Nancy Mitford's novels "The Pursuit of Love" and "Love in a Cold Climate."

In 1935, Fanny and her cousin Linda are 18 and about to step out into society. Both live in the madhouse-prison-fairyland called Alconleigh, presided over by Fanny's irascible Uncle Matthew and vague Aunt Sadie. At her first ball, Linda falls fatally in love with a banker's son, Tony. Soon wedding bells are ringing. Meanwhile, Fanny's childhood friend Polly has returned from India. Her relentlessly snobby mother, Lady Montdore, throws balls and parties to marry Polly off, but to no avail. As Fanny finds true love with Oxford don Alfred, Linda leaves dullard Tony for sexy left-winger Christian. To... Full Summary >>