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Summer's Lease (1989)

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Adapted by John Mortimer from his own novel, the British miniseries Summer's Lease starred Susan Fleetwood as British housewife Molly Pargeter who, with her family, spent an eventful summer vacation at La Felicita, a villa in Tuscany. Molly had hoped to soak in the local color and revel in the artistic masterpieces all around her, but instead ended up trying to solve a couple of mysteries involving a dried-up water supply and a missing landlord (who turned out to have several shady "friends"). In the process, Molly took up with an old flame, all the while attempting to patch up her tottering marriage to the plodding Hugh Pargeter. Stealing the show (and winning several TV awards in the process) was John Gielgud as Molly's father, Haverford Downs, a libidinous and slightly daft author. First telecast by BBC2 in 1989, the four-part Summer's Lease was subsequently aired in America as part of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre anthology in the spring of 1991. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Susan Fleetwood
as Molly Pargeter
John Gielgud
as Haverford Downs
Suzanne Hay
as Samantha
Rosemary Leach
as Nancy Leadbetter
Dennis Lill
as Corduroy
Michael Pennington
as Hugh Pargeter
Leslie Phillips
as William Fosdyke
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