Lace II | 1984
In the original two-part, five-hour adaptation of Shirley Conran's runaway best-seller broadcast during the 1983-84 season, Phoebe Cates, as the bimbo turned movie sex goddess found out her mother's identity from among three candidates. Now she spends four hours not only tracking down her real father but the dastard who has kidnapped her mother and dragged her off into the jungle. Three of the four leading ladies from the original repeated their roles here (only Bess Armstrong had declined to come back and was replaced by Deborah Raffin). There was no novel counterpart to this plush film -- an original written by Elliott Baker, "suggested" by the Conran novel.