Surely one of the best - if not THE best - miniseries of the 1980's, when book-turned-miniseries were all the rage!
Based loosely on the Shirley Conran bestseller of the same name, the story is that of `Lili' a world famous porn-cum-film star who, after a miserably life at the end of WW2, seeks revenge on the mother, whom she feels abandoned her as a child to foster parents in the wilds of Switzerland. Unfortunately, she doesn't actually know who her mother is but narrows it down to three women who all attended the same select Swish boarding school. So, with this knowledge in hand, she heads off to find and cause havoc on each, before gathering them all together one evening to declare - `which one of you bitches it my mother?'. Great stuff. Honestly!!
An amazing cast, including Angela Lansbury (in a `guest star' capacity, who scene steals at every opportunity) plus some terrific cinematography at the end as, after the confrontation, a pair of black-heeled pumps are tracked up the stairs and landing back to Lili's penthouse suite... a shadow opens the door and as Lili looks mournfully from the balcony, her mother finally emerges! There are clues to who she is, but you're never quite sure, until she is revealed at the end.
Seriously, this is a great and now classic miniseries and I cannot recommend more highly. To complete the saga you can also get (the less engaging) Lace 2, where Lili searches for her father.
Take a punt folks, you won't be disappointed...