Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings.
|Title||The Flame Trees of Thika|
|First Air Date||1981-09-01|
|Last Air Date||1981-10-13|
|Episode Runtime||01 Hours 00 Minutes|
|Total Episode(s) on All Seasons||7|
|Production Companies||Thames Television, Euston Films|