‘The Camomile Lawn’

(Above: Felicity Kendall and Paul Eddington in ‘The Camomile Lawn.’ Source: Acorn TV)

The Camomile Lawn, a hit British miniseries from 1992, debuts today on Acorn TV.

Based on Mary Wesley’s 1984 novel, the five episodes mix drama and humor in looking at five “leisured class”” cousins – first as they gather together on the eve of World War II, and then as they reunite decades later and recall how the war changed their lives in unexpected ways, bringing them “suffering, sex, and love.”

The cast includes Felicity Kendal (Rosemary & Thyme), Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice, Zero Dark Thirty), Tara Fitzgerald (Games of Thrones), Rosemary Harris (Spider-Man), Claire Bloom (Doc Martin, Brideshead Revisited), Rebecca Hall (Parade’s End), and Toby Stephens (Black Sails).

The Camomile Lawn received very high viewership in the UK, remaining Channel 4’s most successful series for 20 years, according to Wikipedia.

Acorn TV subscribers can find the show at acorn.tv/camomilelawn. But if you’re not an Acorn subscriber, you can still stream The Camomile Lawn free on YouTube. Here’s episode one:

Acorn TV costs $4.99 monthly or $49.99 for a year, with a seven-day free trial. You can stream Acorn online, and on Apple TV, Roku, iOS, Android or Chromecast. For more info, visit acorn.tv.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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