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Overview

Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings.

Series Cast

  1. Hayley Mills

    Hayley Mills

    Tilly

    7 Episodes

  2. Holly Aird

    Holly Aird

    Elspeth

    7 Episodes

  3. David Robb

    David Robb

    Robin

    7 Episodes

  4. Ben Cross

    Ben Cross

    Ian

    7 Episodes

  5. Sharon Maughan

    Sharon Maughan

    Lettice

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1981 | 7 Episodes

Season 1 of The Flame Trees of Thika premiered on September 1, 1981.

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The Flame Trees of Thika
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Status Ended

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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

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