The complete TV mini-series based on the novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. The series is set amidst a famous but struggling Scottish estate in the hands of the Aird family. The Airds go back for centuries and are inexorably entwined with the history of the estate. However, grave divisions amongst the surviving members of the family, who include Violet (Eileen Atkins), Edmund (Charles Dance) and Laura (Rebecca Night), threaten to bring to the fore elements of their ancestral past they would rather forget.
Balnaird House, one of the most splendid estates in the Scottish Highlands, is the home of the ancient and venerable Aird family and - it will turn out - of many family secrets held tightly by Violet, aging matriarch of the Aird clan.
Henry Aird passed the family home into the hands of the family business when overtaken by debt. This becomes a problem when his insatiable son-in-law Noel becomes chairman and suddenly the entire family fortune and its heritage are at stake.
With corporate wheels spinning, heads and hearts are too, as Henry's daughter Laura is torn by heartache and her own lineage is questioned; Henry's friendship with the wealthy Balmerino family is at risk from shocking revelations; and who is the beautiful and mysterious Olivia, inheritor of a vital balance of the family company's shares?
Secrets and heartbreak, passion and betrayal, innocence and greed - all human emotion is about to be played out on the Aird estate as this tale unfolds in light and darkness, in Shades of Love.