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Cold Comfort Farm (1968– )

TV Mini-series | 150 min | Comedy

Young Flora Poste leaves the funeral of her parents and finds herself alone with insubstantial means ("barely enough to keep her in stockings and furs") in mid-1930's London. The young 20-something has no means (nor intentions) of ...See moreYoung Flora Poste leaves the funeral of her parents and finds herself alone with insubstantial means ("barely enough to keep her in stockings and furs") in mid-1930's London. The young 20-something has no means (nor intentions) of developing her own career save to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen in becoming an author . . . when she's 50. But she's confident in the support of friends and distant relatives as she gathers life experiences for her writing. She makes a very wise choice when she decides she'll stay with the Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm - which she expects to be "appalling but interesting" - and where she'll use her talents to fix things (and people). The colorful array of cousins on the farm do not disappoint, but she's confident and, in the end, removes the curse on the farm, frees the cousins from the clutches of the aptly named matriarch, Ada Doom, finds love and fulfillment for all . . . and even helps old Ada overcome her self-imposed solitude after, as a little girl, she "saw something nasty in the woodshed." Written by John R. Williams See less
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Updated Jun 22, 1968

Release date (First episode)
Dec 26, 1971 (United States)

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28 cast members
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Alastair Sim
Amos Starkadder Amos Starkadder   See fewer
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Fay Compton
Aunt Ada Doom (Starkadder) Aunt Ada Doom (Starkadder)   See fewer
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3
Sarah Badel
Flora Poste Flora Poste   See fewer
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3
Rosalie Crutchley
Judith Starkadder Judith Starkadder   See fewer
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3
Brian Blessed
Reuben Starkadder Reuben Starkadder   See fewer
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3
Peter Egan
Seth Starkadder Seth Starkadder   See fewer
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3
Billy Russell
Adam Lambsbreath Adam Lambsbreath   See fewer
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3
Hazel Coppen
Mrs. Agony Beetle Mrs. Agony Beetle   See fewer
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3
Sharon Gurney
Elfine Starkadder Elfine Starkadder   See fewer
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3
Sheila Grant
Rennett Starkadder Rennett Starkadder   See fewer
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3
John Golightly
Charles Fairford Charles Fairford   See fewer
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3
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Joan Bakewell
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Freddie Jones
Urk / Dr Adolf Mudel Urk / Dr Adolf Mudel   See fewer
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2
Aubrey Morris
Mr. Mybug Mr. Mybug   See fewer
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Timothy Carlton
Richard Hawk-Monitor Richard Hawk-Monitor   See fewer
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Sarah Lisemore
Unknown Unknown   See fewer
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Fionnula Flanagan
Mary Smiling Mary Smiling   See fewer
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Michael Balfour
Earl P Neck Earl P Neck   See fewer
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Annabella Johnston
Pamela Hawk-Monitor Pamela Hawk-Monitor   See fewer
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1
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John Baker
Ezra (uncredited) Ezra (uncredited)   See fewer
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3
Jonathan Bilson
Harkaway (uncredited) Harkaway (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joanna Dickens
Phoebe (uncredited) Phoebe (uncredited)   See fewer
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2
Ian Wilson
Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mischa De La Motte
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christopher Mitchell
Bounder (uncredited) Bounder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Winifride Shelley
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 125 votes