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1920s, Oxfordshire. On the brink of adulthood, Linda Radlett and her beloved cousin Fanny Logan dream of life beyond the countryside.

1920s, Oxfordshire. On the brink of adulthood, Linda Radlett and her beloved cousin Fanny Logan are stuck in the countryside, impatiently waiting for life to begin so they can escape the confines of Alconleigh.

Linda, who has lived her life under the terrifying regime of Uncle Matthew, dreams of excitement and adventure. But Fanny, abandoned by her mother and raised by her Aunt Emily, is more concerned with comfort and stability.

When their glamorous neighbour Lord Merlin brings Tony Kroesig to their coming out ball, Linda falls hopelessly in love with him. However, sensing Fanny’s disapproval of the match, it’s not long before Linda pushes Fanny away and leaves her beloved cousin feeling left behind.

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    The Who

    Blue, Red and Grey

  • 00:03

    Georges Delerue

    Le Grand Choral

  • 00:21

    T. Rex

    Dandy In The Underworld

  • 00:30

    New Order

    Ceremony

  • 00:42

    Benny Carter and His Orchestra

    Swingin' The Blues

  • 00:46

    Marianne Faithfull

    Give My Love To London

  • 00:57

    Sleater‐Kinney

    Modern Girl

Credits

Role Contributor
Linda Radlett Lily James
Fanny Logan Emily Beecham
Uncle Matthew Dominic West
Lord Merlin Andrew Scott
Tony Kroesig Freddie Fox
The Bolter Emily Mortimer
Aunt Emily Annabel Mullion
Writer Emily Mortimer
Director Emily Mortimer
Production Company Moonage Pictures Ltd

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