Her Own Rules (1998) (TV)
... aka Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'Her Own Rules' (USA: complete title)

Director: Bobby Roth
Writers: Barbara Taylor Bradford (novel) Cathleen Young (teleplay).

Release Date: 13 October 1998 (USA)

Now in her thirties and head of a giant hotel empire, Meredith Sanders returns to the English village where she was born to vitsit Agnes, her childhood friend from their harsh days in the orphanage. She also meets Lucas, who has experienced his own devastating losses.

But Agnes is now dying and Meredith's return is soon to unlock an incredibly emotional chain of events that begins with the startling discovery that Meredith's mother is still alive.

Soon the inevitable confrontation and a shocking revelation are to propel Meredith on a heart-wrenching journey that finally enables her to release her true feelings and find the courage to love again.

Based on the book by Barbara Taylor Bradford and starring Melissa Gilbert and Jean Simmons, this is an extraordinary, powerful movie about the passions and loves that are ignited through injustice and betrayal.

Credited Cast:

Melissa Gilbert ... Meredith Sanders
Jeremy Sheffield ... Lucas Kent
Lorraine Pilkington ... Young Katherine
Ginny Holder ... Agnes
Dorian Healy ... Jack
Maria Lennon ... Amelia
Jean Simmons ... Katherine Stratton
Britta Smith ... Mrs. Mattingly
Brian McGrath ... Jacob Stratton
Oliver Maguire ... Constable Carter
Joan O'Hara ... Mabel Carter
Peter Caffrey ... Reverend Michael
Fedelma Cullen ... Sarah
Mal Whyte ... Clerk
Pauline Cadell ... Mrs. Soulter (as Pauline Caddell)