To Be the Best (1992)

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The Barbara Taylor Bradford trilogy that began with "A Woman of Substance", ends with this epic tale. Paula O' Neill feuds with her cousins as she fights to save her grandmother's business, and struggles to salvage her marriage.

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7 April 2004 | staceym
What a disappointment...
After watching A Woman of Substance and Hold the Dream, this final installment was a bitter let down. I don't know why Jenny Seagrove was not in this, but the usually excellent Lindsay Wagner was on auto-pilot as Paula O'Neill and Anthony Hopkins was wasted in a pointless role. Can you tell I didn't like it yet?!?

A wafer-thin plot, totally ignoring the best parts of BTB's book and a decidedly dicky script did not redeem this - well, I don't know what to call it really.

The whole thing also looks very dated, even though it was only filmed in 1992 - it looks more like '82 to me!

I would advise people who have read the books to stick to the books and the first two mini-series and avoid this one like the plague!

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