The Flame Trees of Thika

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The Flame Trees of Thika

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The Flame Trees of Thika

First Air Date: September 01, 1981

First Aired on    :   1981
Status    :   Ended
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Networks    :   BBC One
Genres    :   Drama
Seasons/Episodes    :   7 episodes in 1 Seasons

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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Season 1 (1981)

7 episodes

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