UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 2×120 minute episodes / Broadcast 12-13 April 1998
Writer: John Goldsmith / Novel: Rosamunde Pilcher / Executive Producers: Tim Buxton, Rikolt Von Gagern / Producer: David Cunliffe / Director: Giles Foster
Period drama serial. Initially set in the mid 1930’s Coming Home is about Judith Dunbar and how here life changes when she becomes part of the wealthy Carey-Lewis family circle. Arriving at Boarding school young Judith meets carefree Loveday Carey-Lewis who invites her to stay with her family during the school holidays at their ancestral home Nancherrow.
As time passes Judith (played by the beautiful Emily Mortimer) becomes almost part of the Carey-Lewis family. With war on the horizon Judith begins an affair with Loveday’s brother Edward but he is not interested in a real relationship.
When war does break out Judith’s life and that of the Carey-Lewis’s is changed forever. See also Nancherrow.
EMILY MORTIMER as Judith Dunbar
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY as Young Judith
KATIE RYDER-RICHARDSON as Loveday Carey-Lewis
JOANNA LUMLEY as Diana Carey-Lewis
PETER O’TOOLE as Colonel Carey-Lewis
GEORGE ASPREY as Jeremy Wells
PAUL BETTANY as Edward Carey-Lewis
PATRICK RYECART as Tommy Mortimer
PENELOPE KEITH as Aunt Louise
DAVID McCALLUM as Billy Fawcett
CAROL DRINKWATER as Biddy
MALCOLM STODDARD as Somerville
SUSAN HAMPSHIRE as Miss Catto
BROOKE KINSELLA as Jess