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Summer's Lease


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by John Mortimer. A film in four parts starring and 1: Villa to Let
Tuscany, a beautiful villa, a whole month with her family in the sun.
Molly Pargeter arranges everything perfectly for a holiday that will change their lives. So why is her husband reluctant to go? Why is the owner of the villa so elusive? And is there more than insect life to fear? Molly is resolved that nothing will disturb their summer idyll, especially not the presence of her appalling father, ageing journalist and rake, Haverford Downs.
Title theme sung by CHAMELEON Script editor HELEN GREAVES Film editor TARIQ ANWAR


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Unknown: Molly Pargeter
Music By: Nigel Hess
Editor: Helen Greaves
Editor: Tariq Anwar
Unknown: Remi Adefarasin
Produced By: Colin Rogers
Directed By: Martyn Friend
Haverford Downs: John Gielgud
Molly Pargeter: Susan Fleetwood
Hugh Pargeter: Michael Pennington
William Fosdyke: Leslie Phillips
Nancy Leadbetter: Rosemary Leach
Sam Pargeter: Suzanne Hay
Jack Pargeter: Samantha Glenn
Henry Pargeter: Caroline Waldron
Mrs Marcia Tobias: Elizabeth Bennett
Informer receptionist: Melissa Wilson
Informer editor: Bill Leadbitter
Giovanna: Siria Betti
Shopkeeper: Erito Giuggioli
Ken Corduroy: Denis Lill
Don Marco: Massimo Sarchielli
Baronessa Dulcibene: Veronica Lazar
Messenger: Pupo de Luca

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