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A Tale of Two Cities 

Two men, one an aristocrat, and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.
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Series cast summary:
James Wilby ...  Sydney Carton 2 episodes, 1989
Xavier Deluc Xavier Deluc ...  Charles Darnay 2 episodes, 1989
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ...  Lucie Manette 2 episodes, 1989
John Mills ...  Jarvis Lorry 2 episodes, 1989
Jean-Pierre Aumont ...  Dr. Alexandre Manette 2 episodes, 1989
Anna Massey ...  Miss Pross 2 episodes, 1989
Kathy Kriegel Kathy Kriegel ...  Madame Defarge 2 episodes, 1989
Alfred Lynch ...  Jerry Cruncher 2 episodes, 1989
Gérard Klein Gérard Klein ...  Monsieur Defarge 2 episodes, 1989
Jonathan Adams ...  Stryver 2 episodes, 1989
Karl Johnson ...  Barsad 2 episodes, 1989
Marie Bunel ...  Peasant Girl 2 episodes, 1989
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ...  Road Mender / ... 2 episodes, 1989
François Lalande François Lalande ...  Gabelle 2 episodes, 1989
Claude Le Saché Claude Le Saché ...  Aristocrat / ... 2 episodes, 1989
André Maranne André Maranne ...  Aristocrat / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Nicolas Serreau Nicolas Serreau ...  Jacques 2 episodes, 1989
Jean-Pierre Stewart Jean-Pierre Stewart ...  Public Prosecutor / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Michel Subor ...  Le père de Darnay 2 episodes, 1989
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Two men, one an aristocrat, and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

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UK | France

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English

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21 May 1989 (UK) See more »

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A Tale of Two Cities See more »

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(video) | (3 episodes)

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Not sure it's the same version
2 May 2007 | by angelknpennySee all my reviews

I think the commenter from Florida may be discussing the awful film made for television in the early '80s. This mini-series made in 1989 does not have no-name B-list actors. They are all superb British and French actors. I would just caution people that they need to be aware which version they have gotten hold of to watch. The costuming is they only thing that seems a little out of place in this version. As to highlights of this version, I would have to say that James Wilby as Sidney Carton does excellent work. He is actually heartbreaking to watch. It is easy to make this pivotal character much too maudlin, but this is not the case here.


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