In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Christine McKenna Christine McKenna ...  Christina Parsons 12 episodes, 1979
Rosalie Williams ...  Mary 10 episodes, 1979
Steven Grives ...  Mark Russell 9 episodes, 1979
Frank Mills ...  Fowler 9 episodes, 1979
Alan Parnaby Alan Parnaby ...  William Russell 8 episodes, 1979
David Huscroft David Huscroft ...  Joe 8 episodes, 1979
Sebastian Abineri Sebastian Abineri ...  Dick Wright 7 episodes, 1979
Carol Leader Carol Leader ...  Dorothy 6 episodes, 1979
Edward Judd ...  Uncle Russell 5 episodes, 1979
Olive Pendleton Olive Pendleton ...  Aunt Grace 5 episodes, 1979
Anton Diffring ...  Mr. Dermot 5 episodes, 1979
Michael Macowan Michael Macowan ...  Dr. Porter 5 episodes, 1979
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Storyline

In the early 1900's in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger son William lives to fly aeroplanes. Christina finds herself struggling with the ideas of classism as she falls in love with country life, the hunt, and one of her cousins. But after their impulsive marriage, when her husband is called away by the First World War, Christina must keep Flambards afloat by herself. Written by Kathy Li

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English

Release Date:

2 February 1979 (UK) See more »

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Flambards See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Christine McKenna had read K.M. Peyton's Flambards novels and desperately wanted the part of Christina. When producer Leonard Lewis asked her whether she could ride a horse, she assured him that she was an expert and could even ride side-saddle. In reality she had never ridden before in her life. When she learned that she had got the part, one week before filming started, she went out and bought a pair of riding boots and a hard hat, and booked an intensive course of riding lessons. She was so saddle-sore by the end of the lessons and the start of filming that although she could ride passably well, she could barely walk and sitting was painful. See more »

Quotes

[talking about Dorothy, Sandy's fiance]
William Russell: She's Sandy's.
Christina Parsons: Oh, did Sandy win her in a raffle then?
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Alternate Versions

When the series was originally shown, the first episode was 90 minutes long and was titled "Christina" in the opening titles and "The Blooding" in the caption after the second commercial break. For subsequent repeats and the DVD release, longer versions of this first episode were shown as two separate 60-minute episodes with titles "Christina" and "The Blooding". See more »

Soundtracks

Song of Christina
Music by David Fanshawe.
Lyrics by Alan Plater.
Sung by Nick Curtis.
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addicted as an adolescent
19 April 2003 | by urthlvrSee all my reviews

my mom suggested that i might like this show, it had horses and was set in england. i was about 14 or so. and i loved it. but we moved to a place where our PBS reception was terrible (no cable). but every time it came on, i would try to watch it thru the bad reception. it was a happy day for me when i found it for sale.

i find the ending so poignant...mark's thoughts about finally growing up and dick's conversation with christina about inheriting the earth. so much that was lost during WWI, and the hope for the future.

a wonderful coming of age and growing up into adulthood story.


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