The Flame Trees of Thika
The Complete Series 2 DISC BOX SET
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Starring: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird, John Nettleton, Sharon Maughan.
Director: Roy Ward Baker.
Adapted from the book by Elspeth Huxley, based on her childhood. A tale of colonial life in Africa before the Great War. In 1913 the Huxleys, a young Edwardian family, move to Kenya to start a coffee plantation. Elspeth encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and makes friends with both Africans and British expatriates. The Flame Trees of Thika brings to life the colour and adventure of turn-of-the-century Kenya. Torrential rains, relentless insects and savage animals, along with the natives and other settlers, challenge their ambitions. Will England call them back? Or will the wide-eyed wonder of young Elspeth unlock the mysteries of a foreign land and open the doors into the pleasures and rewards of an exciting new home?
2 Discs; 350 mins; Classification: PG