The story of three generations of women, from 1926 to the present day.
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Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ...  Gwen 4 episodes, 1989
Melanie Jessop Melanie Jessop ...  Laurette Crowther 3 episodes, 1989
Lynsey Baxter ...  Jane Sedgewick 2 episodes, 1989
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Three beautiful women - grandmother, mother and daughter - struggle bravely through five eventful decades of hidden love, high drama and sudden death in this British production, based on Barbara Taylor Bradford's bestseller, Act of Will. Moving from 1926 to the present, from the Yorkshire Dales to London, Paris and New York, this tale shows how each of the three women committed an act of will that changes their life and world. Written by mahajanssen

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1989 (UK) See more »

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England, UK See more »

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(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Romantic Delusions
26 January 2006 | by sexy_pisces_galSee all my reviews

One of Barbara Taylor Bradford's quietly celebrated heart-warming tales Act of Will concerns the young orphan Audra. Forced into work by her greedy aunt and uncle Audra discovers a talent for nursing with her friend Gwen who is bold and brassy, the polar opposite to the shy and well spoken Audra the two friends both find love, Audra with the destitute Vincent Crowther and Gwen with Mike Leslie, whom she quickly drops in favour of the wealthy doctor Geoffrey Freemantle. Angered by her treatment of Billy, Vince makes it clear to his new wife Audra he has no time for Gwen and goes out of way to avoid her. But Audra had other things on her mind. She has just fallen pregnant and both parents to be are thrilled but Audra soon miscarries. Believing that a wife's duties begin in the bedroom Vince is soon getting intimate with his wife again, much to Audra discomfort his sexual appetite is insatiable. She soon falls pregnant gain this time delivering a child Christina who she dotes upon and raises to be an artist. Years later and free willed beauty Christina is preparing to tell her parents she had given up the career her mother sacrificed everything for her to have, in order to be a fashion designer. She is also secretly in love with Miles Sutherland a prominent politician and the two are deep in a passionate affair but it is threatened when Christina drops a bombshell on her lover that she is pregnant. Determined to keep the baby, Christina is delighted to have her lovers support but she is involved in a car crash which causes her to miscarry. Christina throws herself into her work in a bid to help her cope but she can't forget about her lost baby nor the fact that she increasingly has to share Miles with his controlling wife baby survive?


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