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The Forsyte Saga 

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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »
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1970   1969  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Eric Porter ...  Soames Forsyte 26 episodes, 1967
Margaret Tyzack ...  Winifred Dartie 23 episodes, 1967
Nyree Dawn Porter ...  Irene Forsyte née Heron 19 episodes, 1967
Kenneth More ...  'Young Jolyon' Forsyte 16 episodes, 1967
June Barry June Barry ...  June Forsyte 16 episodes, 1967
Susan Hampshire ...  Fleur Mont née Forsyte 14 episodes, 1967
Nicholas Pennell Nicholas Pennell ...  Michael Mont 14 episodes, 1967
Maggie Jones Maggie Jones ...  Smither 14 episodes, 1967
John Welsh ...  James Forsyte 13 episodes, 1967
John Barcroft John Barcroft ...  George Forsyte 12 episodes, 1967
Fanny Rowe Fanny Rowe ...  Emily Forsyte 11 episodes, 1967
Nora Nicholson ...  Aunt Juley Forsyte 11 episodes, 1967
Suzanne Neve ...  Holly Dartie née Forsyte 11 episodes, 1967
Julia White Julia White ...  Coaker 11 episodes, 1967
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon Forsyte. Soames is a solicitor, all proper and straight-laced. His love for the beautiful Irene is his only weakness as is his beautiful daughter Fleur. Young Jolyon is the opposite, a free-thinking artist who abandons his wife to live with his children's nanny. Their lives and their children's lives will intersect over 30 years bringing happiness to some and tragedy to others. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance

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UK

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English

Release Date:

5 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Forsyte Saga See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

If Eric Porter had not played Soames the next choice would have been Bernard Kay. See more »

Quotes

[the family are discussing the Boers]
Soames Forsyte: They signed a contract, they must stick to it. I know there's something to be said for their point of view, but a contract is a contract.
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Soundtracks

Halcyon Days
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(from the suite 'The Three Elizabeths')
By Eric Coates
(theme music)
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The prototypical "Masterpiece Theater"
7 November 1999 | by eastbourne17See all my reviews

To my knowledge this series was the first of its kind, and established the style and tone for all the programs which the term "Masterpiece Theater" now stands for. It is a mystery to me why it seems to have been forgotten completely, and why videos of the series are not available. Its successor, "Upstairs, Downstairs" seems to have usurped The Forsyte Saga's rightful place as the favorite high-toned soaper. Because it was the first, it should be honored for that reason alone.


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