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In Love with Barbara

Drama inspired by the prolific author of romantic fiction, Dame Barbara Cartland, whose own life was blighted by the heartbreak of divorce and the death of her beloved brother.

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

Credits

Role Contributor
Barbara Cartland Anne Reid
Lord Louis Mountbatten David Warner
Young Barbara Sinead Matthews
Ronald Cartland Tom Burke
Helen Rebekah Staton
Polly Cartland Jacquetta May
Hugh McCorquodale Christopher Naylor
'Sacchie' McCorquodale Elliot Cowan
Ian McCorquodale Robert Portal
Stacey, the lady's maid Rebecca Trowmans
Judy, the scretary Sarah Buckland
Kevin, the chauffeur Ewan Watson
Chat show host Stella Ross
Chat show guest Julie Barclay
Raine, aged 3 India Skye Beale
Patrick Hastings Andrew Woodall
TV interviewer Philip Childs
Raine, aged 10 Isadora Whitby
Journalist Sam Pamphilon
Producer Harriet Davison
Director Tim Whitby

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