By Nick McCarty, based on the letters of Mariana Alcoforado.
Mariana In Old Age....Mary Wimbush Mariana....Charlotte Allam Balthazar....John McAndrew Donna Brites....Connie Walker Mother Superior....Caroline John Directed by Jane MorganFor the young Portuguese nun, it's love at first sight when she sees a handsome French officer ride into the square.
Mariana persuades her brother to introduce her to the young French officer.
Noel Bouton wins his bet and Mariana's heart.
Balthazar intervenes in the love affair between his sister and his friend.
In the last episode, Mariana is made to face the reality of her relationship with Noel Bouton.