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All Passion Spent 

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After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Wendy Hiller ...  Lady Slane 3 episodes, 1986
Harry Andrews ...  Fitzgeorge 3 episodes, 1986
Maurice Denham ...  Bucktrout 3 episodes, 1986
Phyllis Calvert ...  Carrie 3 episodes, 1986
Graham Crowden ...  Herbert 3 episodes, 1986
John Franklyn-Robbins ...  Kay 3 episodes, 1986
Jane Snowden Jane Snowden ...  Deborah 3 episodes, 1986
Hilary Mason ...  Edith 3 episodes, 1986
Eileen Way Eileen Way ...  Genoux 3 episodes, 1986
Faith Brook ...  Lavinia 3 episodes, 1986
Geoffrey Bayldon ...  William 3 episodes, 1986
Antonia Pemberton Antonia Pemberton ...  Mabel 3 episodes, 1986
David Waller David Waller ...  Gosheron 2 episodes, 1986
Patrick Barlow Patrick Barlow ...  Foljambe 2 episodes, 1986
Alan Thompson Alan Thompson ...  Club Porter 2 episodes, 1986
Mair Coleman Mair Coleman ...  Maid 2 episodes, 1986
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After a lifetime in the spotlight.Lady Slane, the 85 year old wife of a recently deceased politician is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead countryside. Rediscovering her identity is no easy task with family members constantly meddling in her affairs. Brilliantly adapted from Vita Sackville-West's classic novel, this masterpiece was nominated for four BAFTA.

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English

Release Date:

22 January 1989 (USA) See more »

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Passions envolées See more »

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Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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An unforgettable viewing experience.
26 February 2006 | by wytcottageSee all my reviews

I agree with the others who say that All Passion Spent should be made available commercially, I vote for a DVD. It has stayed with me since I saw it on Masterpiece Theatre in the '80s. It is a perfect piece. The performances, the cinematography, the music, and the sometimes poetic script combine to provide a very affecting experience. I have an old tape that I made from TV, it isn't very good quality and each time I watch it I worry that it is going to disintegrate. While on a tour of Hampstead, I came across the house that was used in the film as the house that Lady Slane bought, it was quite exciting. I pray that somehow this moving, gentle, inspiring work of art will be re-issued, so that it can be enjoyed again by the many who love it and enrich the lives of those who have yet to see it.


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