Based on the popular memoir by Elspeth Huxley, this tastefully produced mini-series waxes rhapsodic about the English colonial experience in Africa. In 1913, Robin Grant (David Robb) buys land for a coffee plantation in East Kenya; soon
afterward, his wife Tilly (Hayley Mills), and daughter, Elspeth (Holly Aird), emigrate from England to join him in his risky endeavor. The estate agent who sold them their property was less-than-forthcoming about the property's aridity, but Tilly stands by her man and sets about gluing together the pieces of another shattered pipe dream. Their neighbors are a difficult lot, and include ivory hunter Mr. Roos (Morgan Sheppard), who reg...