The Camomile Lawn
Its August 1939, and five young cousins gather on the camomile lawn of their aunts Cornish home. Imminent war and the sultry heat of summer bring a heady sense of freedom. Forty years on, the cousins gather again, this time at the funeral of their aunts lover Max, the man who changed their lives.
Directed byPeter Hall
S01:E01 - Episode 1
The family gathers at the camomile lawn in summer 1939. Oliver returns from the Spanish Civil War and woos Calypso who rejects him, saying she is looking for a rich man. Sophy has a traumatic experience and the family meets classical musician Max and his wife Monika.
S01:E02 - Episode 2
As the war begins, Calypso finds a rich husband much to Oliver's dismay. Sophy is sent away to boarding school and Helena begins an affair. Polly obtains a position in the War Office. She and Calypso take advantage of their new-found freedom to embark on a series of sexual liaisons.
S01:E04 - Episode 4
Tragedy strikes when a family member is killed in action. Hector is reported missing and Richard comes to London, disturbing Helena's daily life. Meanwhile, Polly is unable to choose between two men and Sophy witnesses the barbarities of war first hand.