Conclusion. Linda's marriage to the communist Christian raises few eyebrows, but Polly's betrothal to Boy Dougdale (Anthony Andrews) raises many. Particularly appalled: Polly's parents (Sheila Gish, John Standing), so they write her out of their wills (a shame for Polly, since they're so rich), and replace her with a Canadian cousin, Cedric Hampton (Daniel Evans), who's no lumberjack.
Upper-class British life in the 1930s gets a droll sendup in this adaptation of the Nancy Mitford novel about the love lives of three young women. In Part 1 of 2, Fanny—who narrates the story—spends most of her time with her perpetually lovesick cousin Linda, the daughter of the blustering Lord Radlett. Rounding out the trio: Fanny's friend Polly, who's just back from India.