The Flame Trees of Thika

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  • Not Rated
  • 1981
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (413)

Based on the beloved memoir by Elspeth Huxley, this BAFTA-nominated drama stars Hayley Mills, David Robb, and Holly Aird as a British family who relocate to British East Africa in order to set up a coffee plantation. Shot on location, this engaging series explores the trials and tribulations of the Grant family as they face everything from deadly animals to tensions with other colonists.

The Flame Trees of Thika
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The Drums of War
7. The Drums of War
October 13, 1981
With Robin away, Tilly decides to go to Nairobi to help with the war effort. Elspeth must go live with the Robinsons, a wealthy merchant family who need a resident governess for their children.
Safari
6. Safari
October 6, 1981
With Robin and Elspeth staying behind at the farm, Tilly joins the Palmers and Ian on safari. Lettice finally admits to Ian that she loves him. Things come to a boil between Ian and Hereward but Crawford's bearer Ahmed intervenes.
A Real Sportsman
5. A Real Sportsman
September 29, 1981
Hereward is worried about Lettice and whether she has the stamina to bear living in Africa. As their marriage begins to disintegrate, it is apparent to almost everyone that Ian and Lettice are in love.
Friends in High Places
4. Friends in High Places
September 22, 1981
Elspeth and Sammy are in put in danger when they face a herd of rampaging elephants. Mrs. Nimmo attends to Sammy's wife after a miscarriage. When Nimmo recommends that the woman be transported to the hospital in Nairobi, the family brings in the local medicine man instead.
Happy New Year
3. Happy New Year
September 15, 1981
At the end of 1913, Tilly and Robin travel to Nairobi with the Palmers to ring in the new year. They leave Eslpeth in the care of Mrs. Nimmo, whose husband is still away.
Hyenas Will Eat Anything
2. Hyenas Will Eat Anything
September 8, 1981
The Grants get new neighbors when Hereward and Lettice Palmer arrive, but neither seem prepared for the hardship they must face.
The Promised Land
1. The Promised Land
September 1, 1981
Young Elspeth arrives in Thika, Kenya, with her optimistic parents who have purchased an unpromising plot of land in hopes of establishing a coffee farm.
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Based on the beloved memoir by Elspeth Huxley, this BAFTA-nominated drama stars Hayley Mills, David Robb, and Holly Aird as a British family who relocate to British East Africa in order to set up a coffee plantation. Shot on location, this engaging series explores the trials and tribulations of the Grant family as they face everything from deadly animals to tensions with other colonists.

  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 1981
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (413)