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Rosamunde Pilcher once again sets the stage for her inimitable play of passion, betrayal and love in the scenic English countryside. This two-parter was written by Matthew Thomas, directed by Sarah Harding (THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE) and features an all-star cast headed by Katja Weitzenböck (Pilcher’s HERZENSFRAGEN) as Valentine, Rupert Graves (SHERLOCK, V FOR VENDETTA) as Nicholas and Jean-Yves Berteloot (THE DA VINCI CODE) as Daniel. Also starring are John Hannah (SPARTACUS, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL), Eileen Atkins (COLD MOUNTAIN), Zoe Tapper (MR. SELFRIDGE) and Eliza Hope Bennett (NANNY MCPHEE).

Valentine Whitely has earned a fortune as a writer of bestselling guidebooks on parenting. When her husband files for divorce and custody of the children, her world comes crashing down upon her. One of the only lights in the darkness of her life is the journalist Daniel. But should she be resisting the attraction she feels for him?

Sarah Harding After observing Peter Brook’s rehearsals in Paris and directing student plays, Sarah Harding won a place on the Regional Theatre Trainee Directors Scheme and spent a year in Harrogate Rep directing Shaw, Poliakoff, Pinter and Genet. Two years at Leicester Phoenix and The Young Vic followed before she completed the BBC Drama Directors course. For television her wide range of dramas include QUEER AS FOLK, TORN, LEWIS and POIROT as well as Paul Abbott’s award-winning CLOCKING OFF and Lucy Gannon’s DAD. She has worked with actors such as Ray Winstone, Parminder Nagra, David Suchet, Kevin Whately, Lesley Sharp and Zoe Wanamaker and has directed scripts by Russell T. Davies, Nick Dear, Gwyneth Hughes, Simon Nye and Alan Plater.
Genre Drama, Love Story
Category Mini-Series
Year of Production 2014
Director Sarah Harding
Screenplay Matthew Thomas
Cinematography David Marsh
Cast Katja Weitzenböck, Rupert Graves, Jean-Yves Berteloot, John Hannah, Eileen Atkins, Zoe Tapper, Eliza Bennett, Nina Schmieder
Producers Herbert G. Kloiber, Rikolt von Gagern
Production Company Tele München Gruppe, in co-production with Gate Film/Munich, in association with ZDF
Length 180 min
Format DVD, color
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