Coming Home

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  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (812)

Coming Home was a heartwarming and captivating television drama that aired on Lifetime in 1998. Starring a star-studded cast including Peter O'Toole, Joanna Lumley, Penelope Keith, David McCallum, Emily Mortimer, Gruschenka Stevens, Paul Bettany, Heikko Deutschmann, Susan Hampshire, Charles Edwards, Keira Knightley, Carol Drinkwater, Anneliese Uhlig, and Malcolm Stoddard, this six-part series took viewers on an emotional journey through love, loss, and the importance of family.

Set in the picturesque English countryside, Coming Home follows the lives of the Whitelocks, a wealthy and prominent family who face their fair share of trials and tribulations. Led by the authoritative figure of William Whitelock, portrayed by the legendary Peter O'Toole, the family's lives revolve around their ancestral estate, Whitelock Manor. However, the façade of wealth and privilege masks a myriad of secrets and hidden emotions that threaten to tear them apart.

At the center of the drama is William's daughter, Rebecca, played by the talented Keira Knightley. Rebecca, a wild spirit who rebels against the trappings of her privileged upbringing, finds herself torn between duty and her desire for independence. As she battles society's expectations of her, Rebecca embarks on a journey of self-discovery that ultimately leads her back to the place she once called home.

Joanna Lumley shines as Martha, William's loyal and wise housekeeper, who possesses an uncanny ability to see through the family's façade and provide guidance when they need it most. Her relationship with William is one of mutual respect and trust, serving as a moral compass for the entire household.

Penelope Keith portrays Lady Elizabeth, William's estranged and aristocratic sister. Residing in her own grand estate, Elizabeth is a woman plagued by bitterness and regret. As the story unfolds, her fractured relationship with her brother becomes a pivotal point in the family's journey towards healing and redemption.

David McCallum steps into the role of George, the Whitelocks' trusted family friend and confidant. George, an enigmatic figure with a mysterious past, provides much-needed stability amidst the chaos. His unwavering loyalty and deep connection to the family prove to be invaluable as they confront their inner demons.

Throughout the series, the audience is introduced to various other key characters who weave an intricate web of relationships and stories. Emily Mortimer portrays Emma, Rebecca's childhood friend and confidante, whose presence brings an air of nostalgia and innocence to the storyline. Gruschenka Stevens plays the vivacious and free-spirited Annabelle, Rebecca's best friend, who challenges her to embrace life's adventures along the way.

Paul Bettany takes on the role of Oliver, a distant cousin whose arrival shakes the foundations of Whitelock Manor. Oliver's uncanny resemblance to a beloved family member sends shockwaves through the household, unraveling long-held secrets and igniting both love and jealousy.

The exquisite performances by Heikko Deutschmann, Susan Hampshire, Charles Edwards, Carol Drinkwater, Anneliese Uhlig, and Malcolm Stoddard further enrich the narrative, creating a multi-dimensional tapestry of emotions and relationships.

As the series progresses, viewers are taken on an emotional rollercoaster of love, heartbreak, and the undeniable power of forgiveness. Coming Home masterfully explores themes of family dynamics, societal expectations, and the enduring importance of finding one's true self.

With its enchanting setting, stellar ensemble cast, and a compelling storyline filled with twists and turns, Coming Home is a timeless drama that will captivate viewers from beginning to end.

Coming Home is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on March 6, 2011.

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Where to Watch Coming Home
Coming Home is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Coming Home on demand at Amazon, Hoopla, Apple TV and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    March 6, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (812)