Picks and Pans Review: The Flame Trees of Thika

updated 01/11/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/11/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

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Hayley Mills, David Robb and 11-year-old Holly Aird struggle to plant a pre-World War I coffee plantation in the African outback in yet another pleasant British Masterpiece Theatre import. Shot in Kenya, the seven-part series is adapted from the best-selling 1959 childhood memoir by Elspeth Huxley.

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