Mother Love (1989)

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Diana Rigg won the BAFTA Best Actress award for her bravura performance in the British miniseries Mother Love. Light-years removed from her Avengers heroics, Rigg was cast as the ultra-possessive Helena Vesey, who dearly loved her grown son Kit (James Wilby). In fact, she was willing to love Kit to death, and this fact resulted in disaster for Kit's lovely young wife, not to mention several other unfortunates who happened to get in Helena's way. Also in the cast was another veteran of the 1960s TV spy-show craze, David McCallum. Based on the novel by Laura Black, Mother Love was broadcast in four 55-minute installments by the BBC in 1989.