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Camomile Lawn, The (Channel 4 1991, Felicity Kendal, Jennifer Ehle)

Camomile Lawn

Period drama serial The Camomile Lawn told of the convoluted and surprisingly explicit love lives of a group of cousins just before and during World War II.

Brilliantly made the series garnered quite a bit of controversy (and publicity) thanks to its frankness with language and sex scenes.

Seeing Felicity Kendal romping in the garden made it unmissable of course and the series made stars of the gorgeous Jennifer Ehle and Toby Stephens as well as Tara Fitzgerald.

production details
UK / Channel 4 – Zed – ABC / 5×65 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 – 26 March 1992

Writer: Ken Taylor / Novel: Mary Wesley / Producers: Sophie Balhetchet, Glenn Wilhide / Director: Peter Hall

cast
Felicity Kendal as Helena
Paul Eddington as Richard
Oliver Cotton as Max
Jennifer Ehle as Calypso
Tara Fitzgerald as Polly
Rebecca Hall as Sophy
Toby Stephens as Oliver
Claire Bloom as Older Sophy
Rosemary Harris as Older Calypso
Richard Johnson as Older Oliver
Virginia McKenna as Older Polly