All Passion Spent (1986)

his three-part miniseries begins with elderly Lady Slane (Wendy Hiller) sitting watchfully by the deathbed of her husband. Tended by her equally aged French maid Genoux (Eileen Way), who has served her faithfully for a lifetime, Lady Slane deals with a succession of advice from her large flock of middle-aged children. The family is chagrined by, but honors, her choice to live a modest country retirement at some distance, in Hampstead Heath. Lady Slane competently comes to terms to lease and restore a crumbling house, aided by an aging land agent Gervase Bucktrout (Maurice Denham). Once settled, an acquaintance from 50 years past, Mr. Fitzgeorge (Harry Andrews), visits the cottage to rekindle memories of their brief, deep, but unfulfilled brush as soul-mates in colonial India when Lady Slane was a devoted young wife and mother. Great-granddaughter Deborah (Jane Snowden), who has been trapped by a socially desirable but passionless engagement, regularly visits to confide and seek wisdom.

Directing:
  • Martyn Friend

Writing:
  • Peter Buckman
  • Vita Sackville-West

Stars:
Release Date: 1986-12-09
TMDb: 8/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 55
Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews
Mr. Fitzgeorge
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
Lady Slane
Geoffrey Bayldon
Geoffrey Bayl...
William
Faith Brook
Faith Brook
Lavinia
Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calve...
Carrie
Graham Crowden
Graham Crowde...
Herbert
Maurice Denham
Maurice Denha...
Gervase Bucktrout
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