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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Drama about three children who are brought up on an isolated South African farm in the 1870s. Em, Lyndall, and Waldo slog their way through the biblical strictures laid down by Em's stepmother, the imperiously huffy Tant Sannie. Respite is found in the bosom of Waldo's father, a farm manager and holy fool. The repression intensifies with the mythic appearance of Bonaparte Blenkins, a con man with a gift for sweet talk and hellfire.

Last on

Fri 5 Aug 2011 11:40 BBC Two


Bonaparte Blenkins
Richard Grant
Armin Mueller-Stahl


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