The Cazalets TV PG
Airing Mondays, October 22 - November 19, 2001, on PBS
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The Cazalets is a stunning and powerful drama of a large, disparate, privileged family transformed by the tumultuous times in which they live. Based on the popular novels of Elizabeth Jane Howard and adapted by the award-winning screenwriter Douglas Livingstone the story is set between 1937 and 1947, against a backdrop of war and a veneer of British restraint and respectability.
The story begins before the war at "Home Place," the family's large estate in Sussex, where all the members are gathered for their annual summer holiday. It becomes a permanent evacuation once World War II breaks out. Three generations of Cazalets - grandparents, parents and children - migrate to the country, together with their pets, servants and problems.
A passionate, poignant and engaging portrayal of life in wartime and post-war Britain, the charm of The Cazalets lies in the richness of its characters and the relevance of its themes.
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