A Year In Provence (1993)
Wednesday 19th February 2014
Peter Mayle's much-loved best-seller A Year In Provence is brought wonderfully to life in this BBC adaptation, which comes to DVD for the first time in its complete, unedited version as originally broadcast, thanks to Second Sight.
Starring one of Britain's most esteemed actors John Thaw (Inspector Morse, The Sweeney, Kavanagh QC) alongside Lindsay Duncan (Oliver Twist, Mansfield Park, Rome), it originally aired to an audience of 14.5 million and now A Year In Provence is available in its original format over 12 episodes, on DVD as a two-disc set on 24th March 2014 and makes the perfect gift for Mother's Day.
Leaving their jobs and the rat race behind them, the Mayles head off to the South of France, seduced by the prospect of an idyllic rural life in the sun. They soon discover the reality to be somewhat different however, as one outlandish comic situation follows another and a succession of colourful characters constantly interrupt their pan for a quiet life.
This wonderful programme is one of BBC's most treasured and can now be enjoyed as it was originally created.
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