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Christabel 

An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Elizabeth Hurley ...  Christabel Bielenberg 4 episodes, 1988
Stephen Dillane ...  Peter Bielenberg 4 episodes, 1988
Nigel Le Vaillant Nigel Le Vaillant ...  Adam Von Trott Zu Solz 3 episodes, 1988
Geoffrey Palmer ...  Mr. Burton 2 episodes, 1988
Ann Bell ...  Mrs. Burton 2 episodes, 1988
Suzan Crowley ...  Lexi 2 episodes, 1988
Renny Lister Renny Lister ...  Aunt Ulla 2 episodes, 1988
Jim Carter ...  Bausch 2 episodes, 1988
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ...  Frau Muckle 2 episodes, 1988
John Boswall ...  Alois 2 episodes, 1988
Sam Preston Sam Preston ...  Nicky 2 episodes, 1988
Ryan Le Neveu Ryan Le Neveu ...  John Bielenberg 2 episodes, 1988
Toby Lawson Toby Lawson ...  Older Nicky 2 episodes, 1988
Alastair Haley Alastair Haley ...  Older Nicky 2 episodes, 1988
Andrey Justice Andrey Justice ...  Older John 2 episodes, 1988
James Exell James Exell ...  Older John 2 episodes, 1988
David Lyon David Lyon ...  Kreuze 2 episodes, 1988
Sam Kelly ...  Karl Langbehn 2 episodes, 1988
John Burgess John Burgess ...  Neisse 2 episodes, 1988
Nicola Wright ...  Clarita 2 episodes, 1988
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An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel takes her two young sons to a village in the mountains. Then she learns that her husband and some of his friends have been arrested for plotting to assassinate Hitler. She travels to the prison where he is held, wondering if telling the commandant that she knows Winston Churchill will help her husband or seal his fate. This is said to be based on a true story. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1988 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Worth the Wait
12 February 1999 | by Fenric-3See all my reviews

While many people may be drawn to this film because of Elizabeth Hurley, her performance may at first disappoint; her acting is shaky throughout most of the film, but near the end her character seems to truly come into bloom, and the last third of the film is rather enjoyable, with Hurley finally showing us that she is more than just a pretty face. If you're not moved, then maybe many things won't move you.


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