Jan. 09, 1976
60 min.
ITV1 TV Network

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Bouquet of Barbed Wire (UK)

A Bouquet of Barbed Wire was one of the most shocking and controversial series of the 1970s. It focused on the sexual tensions and jealousies that destroy a wealthy, middle-class family. The series notoriety from the main theme: the fallout from a father's incestuous infatuation with his own daughter. It also provoked controversy because of the graphic depiction of other dark aspects of sexuality.


Bouquet of Barbed Wire (UK) Season 1 (1976)

1x01 1 1x01 Homecoming
Prue Sorensen is a university student who, after becoming pregnant, marries American actor Gavin. Her father, Peter Manson, is a publisher who appears to have an unhealthy relationship ...
Jan. 09, 1976
1x02 1 1x02 Introductions
A young woman named Sarah Francis is hired as Peter's new office secretary. Soon it becomes apparent that Peter is attracted to Sarah, but he does not pursue her. During an argument ...
Jan. 16, 1976
1x03 1 1x03 Diversions
Cassie, fearful that the family is growing apart, suggests that she and Peter go on holiday to Scotland with their two young sons, showing them the places they visited on their honeymoon. ...
Jan. 23, 1976
1x04 1 1x04 Festivities
Prue refuses to speak with Peter because of his treatment of Gavin. Later, Gavin hits Prue while she is sick due to her pregnancy, resulting in Prue's refusal to go to work. He later ...
Jan. 30, 1976
1x05 1 1x05 Repercussions
Immediately after Prue is agitated by Gavin, Peter admits to Cassie that everything she said is true. Cassie realizes that both the affair and the accusation are evidence of Peter's ...
Feb. 06, 1976
1x06 1 1x06 Premonitions
When Gavin visits Cassie the next day, he claims that she had been putting him to beating her as a means of self-punishment. He pleads with Prue to stop making him hurt her; she ignores ...
Feb. 13, 1976
1x07 1 1x07 Leave-Taking
Prue dies of a pulmonary embolism after childbirth.
Feb. 13, 1976
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