Rosamunde Pilcher's Shades of Love
As they pose for the cover of a glossy magazine, the aristocratic Aird family appears to have the perfect life. But beneath the breeding lie dark secrets that will soon jeopardize their storybook world. Edmund Aird (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones) is the lord of Balnaird House, one of the most splendid estates in the Scottish Highlands. He and his American-born wife, Virginia (Eleonore Weisgerber, Inspektor Rolle), seem to have everything: wealth, beautiful children, and a thriving family business. Just when all seems to be on track, long-buried tensions arise to threaten the family's happiness - and the fate of their ancestral home. Based on the fiction of Rosamunde Pilcher, one of the world's most acclaimed romance novelists, this sweeping miniseries combines the aspirational appeal of Downton Abbey with the addictive lure of a great soap-opera. Set against the glorious vistas of the Scottish countryside, it's an unforgettable tale of privileged lives and unbound passions. Also starring Eileen Atkins (Doc Martin), Michael Brandon (Captain America: The First Avenger), Rebecca Night (Fanny Hill), and Harriet Walter (Atonement).