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In Love with Barbara

Drama inspired by the life of arguably the most prolific author of the 20th century, Dame Barbara Cartland, which looks beyond the pink facade to tell the story of what made her the resilient and renowned Queen of Romance.

Despite her devotion to true love, her own life was blighted by heartbreak, with her first marriage ending in a scandalous society divorce. In the aftermath of this humiliation, she successfully campaigned to have her beloved brother Ronald elected to parliament, but he was killed at Dunkirk before he could fulfil his promise.

In the 1970s, at the height of her commercial powers, Cartland formed an unlikely friendship with Lord Louis Mountbatten and they collaborated on a romantic novel.

1 hour, 26 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Jul 2010 23:05


Role Contributor
Barbara CartlandAnne Reid
Lord Louis MountbattenDavid Warner
Young BarbaraSinead Matthews
Ronald CartlandTom Burke
HelenRebekah Staton
Polly CartlandJacquetta May
Hugh McCorquodaleChristopher Naylor
'Sacchie' McCorquodaleElliot Cowan
Ian McCorquodaleRobert Portal
Stacey, the lady's maidRebecca Trowmans
Judy, the scretarySarah Buckland
Kevin, the chauffeurEwan Watson
Chat show hostStella Ross
Chat show guestJulie Barclay
Raine, aged 3India Skye Beale
Patrick HastingsAndrew Woodall
TV interviewerPhilip Childs
Raine, aged 10Isadora Whitby
JournalistSam Pamphilon
ProducerHarriet Davison
DirectorTim Whitby