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Molly Pargeter is a forty-something wife and mother of three girls, who leads a stable but dull life in 1980s West London. She feels overweight and there is no passion in her relationship with her husband Hugh, who is secretly seeing another woman. For most of her life she has found escape in detective novels and books on art, especially about the fifteenth century Italian fresco painter Piero Della Francesca. Then in a newspaper's small ads Molly sees the details of a villa in Tuscany, Italy to let and after travelling to Italy to view the villa "La Felicita" she decides to take it for the family's August holiday.

Series Cast

  1. Susan Fleetwood as Molly Pargeter

    Susan Fleetwood

    Molly Pargeter

    4 Episodes

  2. John Gielgud as Haverford Downs

    John Gielgud

    Haverford Downs

    4 Episodes

  3. Michael Pennington as Hugh Pargeter

    Michael Pennington

    Hugh Pargeter

    4 Episodes

  4. Rosemary Leach as Nancy Leadbetter

    Rosemary Leach

    Nancy Leadbetter

    4 Episodes

  5. Caroline Waldron

    Henry Pargeter

    4 Episodes

  6. Veronica Lazăr as Baronessa Dulcibene

    Veronica Lazăr

    Baronessa Dulcibene

    4 Episodes

  7. Suzanne Hay

    Sam Pargeter

    4 Episodes

  8. Samantha Glenn

    Jack Pargeter

    4 Episodes

  9. Siria Betti


    4 Episodes

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1989 • 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Summer's Lease premiered on November 1, 1989.

The Urbino Trail

(1x4, November 22, 1989) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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