Cast: Donald McWhinnie
The first British TV adaptation of Nancy Mitford's autobiographical trilogy Love in a Cold Climate took the form of a seven-part, seven-hour miniseries in 1980. Set in the 1930s, the story concerned a group of wealthy young ladies and their various and sundry interactions with eccentric (to say the least) relatives and amorous young men. Faultlessly faithful to the source, this series explored the real-life Mitford family's unfortunate associations with Fascists in general and Adolf Hitler in particular, a story element that was glossed over in the shorter 2001 TV remake. Originally broadcast by Thames Television, Love in a Cold Climate was seen in America courtesy of PBS.
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