When a young Edwardian family leaves the shores of England to build a home in the wilderness of East Africa, what they encounter is beyond their imagination, but forever remembered through the eyes of their 11-year-old daughter. Based on the beloved memoir by Elspeth Huxley, The Flame Trees of Thika brings to life the colour and adventure of turn-of-the-century Kenya. In 1913, Robin (David Robb) and Tilly Grant (Hayley Mills) arrive in Kenya with the dream of transforming a barren plot of land into a thriving coffee plantation. But torrential rains, relentless insects and murderous animals, as well as relations with natives and other settlers, challenge their ambitions. Will England call them back? Or will the wide-eyed wonder of young Elspeth (Holly Aird) help unlock the mysteries of a foreign land and open the doors into the pleasures and rewards of a new home?
Runtime: 50 minutes
The Flame Trees of Thika - Carol MacReady - Netflix
Carol MacReady is an English actress born 4 July 1952 in Heywood, Lancashire is perhaps best known for the role of Mrs. Dribelle in Bodger and Badger. Other television shows she appeared in include: Agatha Christie's Poirot - Milly Croft in “Peril at End House” and Miss Johnson in “Cat Among the Pigeons” The Darling Buds of May - Mrs Daw The Alleyn Mysteries - Mrs Ives in “Death at the Bar” The Woman in White - Mrs Michelson Mapp and Lucia - Daisy Quantock The Vicar of Dibley - Mrs Tinker (Alice's mother) in “The Christmas Lunch Incident” Casualty - Evelyn Thomson in “A Life Less Ordinary” My Family - Olga in “The Guru” Midsomer Murders - Hatty Down in “Vixen's Run” The Flame Trees of Thika - Mrs Nimmo
The Flame Trees of Thika - Filmography - Netflix
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) as Madame Duval Forever Young (1983) as Brenda Stanley's Dragon (1994) as Mrs. Batley A Feast at Midnight (1995) as Miss Plunder Spot and His Grandparents Go to the Carnival (1997) as Grandma Quills (2000) as Sister Noirceuil 102 Dalmatians (2000) as Agnes Wondrous Oblivion (2003) as Mrs. Wilson