UK / BBC-2 / 3×60 minute episodes / 1988
Novel: Vita Sackville-West / Writer: Peter Buckman / Producer: Colin Rogers / Director: Martyn Friend
Period drama serial. Lord Slane is dead. After a lifetime spent supporting his career as Viceroy of India, Prime Minister, and elder statesman, Lady Slane is free at last to do as she pleases. Downstairs her children are busily deciding her future, assuming gracious compliance but Lady Slane plans to reassert her independence.
Wendy Hiller as Lady Slane
Maurice Denham as Gervase Bucktrout
Phyllis Calvert as Carrie
Faith Brook as Lavinia
John Franklyn-Robbins as Kay
Harry Andrews as Mr. Fitzgeorge
Hilary Mason as Edith
Geoffrey Bayldon as William
Antonia Pemberton as Mabel
Eileen Way as Genoux
Jane Snowden as Deborah
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