About the TV Show
world war i africa plantation safari kenya miniseries 1910s
The Flame Trees of Thika
First Air Date: September 01, 1981
|First Aired on||:||1981|
|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.