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The Forsyte Saga 

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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.
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Series cast summary:
Damian Lewis ...  Soames Forsyte 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Rupert Graves ...  Young Jolyon Forsyte / ... 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Gina McKee ...  Irene Forsyte / ... 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Amanda Root ...  Winifred / ... 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Ben Miles ...  Montague Dartie 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Gillian Kearney ...  June Forsyte 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Alistair Petrie ...  George / ... 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Ann Bell ...  Aunt Hester / ... 8 episodes, 2002-2003
Malcolm Raeburn Malcolm Raeburn ...  Parfitt 7 episodes, 2002-2003
Barbara Flynn ...  Emily 6 episodes, 2002
Beatriz Batarda ...  Annette Forsyte née Lamotte / ... 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Julian Ovenden ...  Val Dartie 6 episodes, 2002-2003
John Carlisle John Carlisle ...  James Forsyte 6 episodes, 2002
Amanda Ryan ...  Holly Dartie née Forsyte / ... 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Wendy Craig ...  Aunt Juley 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox ...  Bilson 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Corin Redgrave ...  Old Jolyon Forsyte / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Jowanna Rose Jowanna Rose ...  Smither 5 episodes, 2002-2003
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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. 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

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Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rupert Graves (as Young Jolyon) and Gillian Kearney (as June) play father and daughter, but there is actually just under nine years difference in their ages. See more »

Quotes

Fleur Forsyte: Don't give up on us, Jon! Please, don't give up!
Irene Forsyte nee Heron: Go home with you father, my dear. Give us all time to think.
[touches Fleur's arm]
Fleur Forsyte: Don't touch me! I know what you're doing: Pretending to make yourself look nice. Lying, so you can have him all to yourself! Well, he's mine, do you understand? He's mine!
Jon Forsyte: Is that how you really think?
Fleur Forsyte: No, but we're meant for each other. We're meant to be.
Jon Forsyte: No, I don't think so...
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Connections

Featured in The Best of Masterpiece Theatre (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Irene's Song
(End titles music)
Music by Geoffrey Burgon
Lyrics by Jacqueline Kroft
Performed by Bryn Terfel
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Flawless In Every Respect!
19 November 2011 | by bikerhiker46See all my reviews

At 65 years of age I have seen my share of movies and plays and I would have to say that this series is simply one of the, if not THE best productions I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. From camera work, through scripting, through character development it was simply beyond compare. The acting was of a level seldom encountered these days, or for that matter, any other days. Against this drama the threadbare nature of much of what today passes as entertainment is painfully evident.

I can't for the life of me understand why Damien Lewis and others were not immediately catapulted into the highest regions of recognition.

If it gets any better than this I've yet to experience it and I'm not holding my breath.

BRAVO!


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