The Collards and the Vendervents are middle-class toymakers who live in the respectable splendor of Albert Villa in the London suburb of Blackheath. Follow them through family discord, mystery, romance, and murder.
Set in turn-of-the-century England, this miniseries focuses on the Collards, a middle-class family of toy makers who live in a viper's nest of ambition, adultery, and deceit, ruled by a coldhearted and domineering matriarch. Everyone has a motive for wanting nearly everyone in the clan dead, which is exactly what one of them sets out to do.
|Series||Masterpiece theatre (Television program)|
-- 19th century
Murder -- 19th century -- Drama.
Families -- 19th century -- Drama.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Boston :WGBH Boston Video,2003
Raven, Simon, 1927-2001.
Parfitt, Judy, 1935-
Symons, Julian, 1912-1994.
Central Independent Television.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Judy Parfitt, Christien Anholt, Patrick Malahide.
Closed-captioned; video description.
Title from container.
Originally broadcast on television in 1992.
Based on the novel by Julian Symons.
Special features: cast filmographies; cast list; access to the ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre web site.
DVD; region 1; full screen presentation; Dolby digital.
1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.