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The Flame Trees of Thika 1981

  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 1981-09-01T19:30:00Z
  • 1h
  • 7h (7 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Thames Television + 1 more, Euston Films
  • Drama
Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings.

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