Television: New Season: III

Sad Lydia, sterile John, dim Paris

Love for Lydia (Sept. 23, PBS). Fluff up the cushions and settle back into the easy chair. It is time for another British soap opera from Masterpiece Theater. Appropriately, this sad tale of the dangers of love, taken from a novel by the late H.E. Bates, begins its run on the first day of autumn and continues through the sea son, ending Dec. 9. Lydia Aspen (Mel Martin) is a beautiful young heiress who comes to Aspen House on the death of her father in 1929. Three middle-class youths from the town, a factory center in...

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