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Barbara Cartland Collection, The


aka: A Hazard of Hearts, The Lady and the Highwayman, A Ghost in Monte Carlo, Duel of Hearts
UK 1987-1991, 360 minutes
Genres: Television, Drama


Aroview: Four made-for-TV adaptations from the prolific romance novel oeuvre of British writer and media personality Barbara Cartland.

A HAZARD OF HEARTS (1987): Period melodrama with Helena Bonham Carter playing the daughter of compulsive gambler who uses her hand in marriage as collateral in a failed bet to an old rival.

THE LADY AND THE HIGHWAYMAN (1989): Swashbuckler set during the restoration of Charles II, with Hugh Grant in an early role as the titular highwayman.

A GHOST IN MONTE CARLO (1990): An ageing courtesan takes her orphaned niece from her convent home in Paris, relocating to Monte Carlo to begin a new life.

DUEL OF HEARTS (1991): Alison Doody falls in love with a Lord, only to learn that he has been accused of murder, and flights to prove his innocence.

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