18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.
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 Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 1999
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 Henry Fox 5 episodes, 1999
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 Lord Kildare 5 episodes, 1999
Serena Gordon ...
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 Lady Louisa / ... 4 episodes, 1999
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Tom Mullion ...
 Thomas Conolly 4 episodes, 1999
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 Lady Sarah 4 episodes, 1999
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Hugh Sachs ...
 Charles James Fox 4 episodes, 1999
Tom Beard ...
 Charles 3rd Duke of Richmond 3 episodes, 1999
Andrew Fitzsimons ...
 Young Edward Fitzgerald / ... 3 episodes, 1999
Brendan Morrissey ...
 Fox's Butler 3 episodes, 1999
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 King George II 3 episodes, 1999
Katherine Wogan ...
 Mary 3rd Duchess of Richmond 3 episodes, 1999
George Anton ...
 William Ogilvie 2 episodes, 1999
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 Older George Napier 2 episodes, 1999
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 Duke of Richmond 2 episodes, 1999
Diane Fletcher ...
 Duchess of Richmond 2 episodes, 1999
Patrick Duncan ...
 First Guest / ... 2 episodes, 1999
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 Older Ogilvie 2 episodes, 1999
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 Charles Bunbury 2 episodes, 1999
Lara Madden ...
 Young Lady Sarah 2 episodes, 1999
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 George Selwyn 2 episodes, 1999
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 Lord Edward Fitzgerald 2 episodes, 1999
Saoirse O'Brien ...
 Young Lady Louisa 2 episodes, 1999
Katharine Rogers ...
 Princess Caroline 2 episodes, 1999
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 Susan Fox-Strangways 2 episodes, 1999
Jérôme Pradon ...
 Duc de Lauzun 2 episodes, 1999
William Sparks ...
 Young Charles 2 episodes, 1999
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 Older Lady Louisa 2 episodes, 1999
Eamon Rohan ...
 Horace Walpole 2 episodes, 1999
Paul Ridley ...
 Older Tom Conolly 2 episodes, 1999
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 Lady Cecelia 2 episodes, 1999
Sheila Ruskin ...
 Older Lady Sarah 2 episodes, 1999
Adam Webb ...
 William Fitzgerald 2 episodes, 1999
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18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.

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Aristokraatit - Lennoxin siskokset  »

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The beaded necklace Geraldine Somerville (Lady Emily) wears during the scene in which her character reads a letter from her son, who is at Eton, is the same necklace Kate Beckinsale (Emma Woodhouse) wears when she sings with Frank Churchill at Randalls in Emma (1996). See more »

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Geraldine Somerville, who was the principal actress playing the second Lennox sister Emily, appears in the background as a mourner in the scene where Lady Caroline and Mr. Fox are talking at a funeral in the first episode of the series. At this point in the story, the character of Emily is a child so Geraldine was available as an extra and the casting directors didn't think anyone would notice. See more »

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Lady Emily: Is not the act of love... strange? Jimmy says that its frequent use is necessary to a woman's health and happiness.
Caroline: That's abominably indelicate.
Lady Emily: He says what he thinks.
Caroline: I'm sure one sees many mighty comfortable old virgins.
Lady Emily: Perhaps that is so. But one is awfully glad not to be among them...
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Featured in The Making of 'Aristocrats' (1999) See more »

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Empty Characters, Strange Pacing
13 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story, Aristocrats follows an English aristocratic family, who claims royal blood and status via Charles II bastard lineage. The convoluted time-line in fits and starts, takes place prior to the American Revolution on through to the Irish uprising in 1798.

The story starts out interestingly enough, but at about part 3 of 6 you begin to wonder if there is a point to the story. The last 3 parts are simply depressing. More than anything, the time-line begins to rapidly fly by without any specific storyline accountability nor historical grounding. The casting is odd in general. In particular, as the characters age, the casting changes are really horrible choices that offer no consistency or context of character and plot.

If you've nothing else, you may find this a mild diversion. But all in all, this doesn't measure up to the BBC's standards.


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