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Mother Love is a British television drama that first aired in 1989. It was adapted by Andrew Davies from Domini Taylor's novel concerning a mother's obsessive love for her son, vengeful hatred of his father, her ex-husband, and the effect on her daughter-in-law and grandchildren. It starred Diana Rigg, David McCallum, James Wilby, and Fiona Gillies, and was directed by Simon Langton.

Christopher "Kit" Vesey and Angela Vesey, a British yuppie couple, enjoy a seemingly idyllic life. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - Kit's mother Helena, an eccentric and often difficult woman consumed by anger with Kit's father, a famed concert musician with whom she believes Kit has no contact.

Her oddness is confirmed in a series of incidents involving her ex-husband and his second wife, Ruth, an artist. Flashbacks throughout the series reveal bits of Helena's troubled past. Little by little, the young couple's life begins to fall apart as Helena begins to act out her feelings of intense jealousy and desire for revenge, implicating a dear old friend and leading to murder.

Series Cast

  1. James Wilby

    James Wilby

    4 Episodes

  2. Diana Rigg

    Diana Rigg

    Helena Vesey

    4 Episodes

  3. David McCallum

    David McCallum

    4 Episodes

  4. Fiona Gillies

    Fiona Gillies

    4 Episodes

  5. Colin Stinton

    Colin Stinton

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

— | 4 Episodes

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Mother Love
Mother Love

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Status Ended

Network

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English

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