Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/19

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Subject: [Leica] OT: British TV series (early '90s?)
From: imra at (Douglas Barry)
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:05:01 +0100
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Yes it was H.E.Bates's Darling Buds of May and featured Catherine Zeta 
Jones - a winsome Welsh lass that stole the hearts (among other things) of 
every redblooded male watching. Ms Zeta Jones's performance nudged her 
towards cimema and California & finally won her the hand of ageing Hollywood 
rou? and "self confessed sex addict" Michael Douglas who swept her away from 
the rainwashed green of the Welsh hills to the dry heat of tinseltown 

As this is the LUG, I have to admit that I do not know whether Michael 
Douglas uses a Leica despite some indication his character does in 
"Traffic". Maybe he does, maybe he is a subscriber to this list under a 
false name? Mmm...

OK, own up which one of you is it?

Douglas Barry
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Republic of Ireland

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Klein" <pklein at>
To: <lug at>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 8:45 PM
Subject: [Leica] OT: British TV series (early '90s?)

> Completely OT, but I bet someone here will have the answer.  :-)
> Years ago, probably around 1992-94, I saw part of a charming British TV
> series on PBS. It was about an eccentric British rural family in the late
> 40s or early 50s.  If I remember correctly, the father of the family
> didn't believe in paying taxes, making loan payments or dealing with the
> government.  A young bank employee is sent to make a loan collection, and
> ends up falling in love with one of the daughters, marrying her and
> staying on.
> The last episode I saw concerned a young foreigner who was exploring the
> world, and came to the family for a stay. Everyone likes him.  He says he
> is Dutch or Swiss(?), but one day someone sees his passport, and he is
> German.  At which point almost everyone's attitude changes towards him,
> despite the fact that he is too young to have participated in the war.
> Does anyone remember the title of the series, and is it available on DVD?
> And what happened with the young german guy? (Spoilers welcome).
> --Peter
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