"Wives and Daughters" Episode #1.3 (TV Episode 1999) Poster

(TV Mini-Series)


Francesca Annis: Mrs. Gibson


  • Lady Cumnor : Now Claire, when I think a thing I say it out loud. I don't beat about the bush. You have spoiled that girl of yours until she does not know her own mind. She has behaved abominably to Mr Pweston and it is all due to the faults in her education. You have much to answer for.

    Claire Gibson : Cynthia... and Mr Preston?

    Lady Cumnor : Claire! Do you mean to tell me you don't know. Your daughter has been engaged to Mr Pweston for some time. Years I believe. And has now decided to break it off. To be a "jilting jessie" as we used to call it.

    Lady Harriet Cumnor : Mr Preston did not want it spoken of.

    Lady Cumnor : She has used the Gibson girl as a cat's paw and made her and herself the butt of all the gossip in Hollingford.

  • Claire Gibson : Don't be angry dear, for a minute there I thought you were going to lose your temper.

    Mr. Gibson : It would have been of no use.

  • Claire Gibson : Molly, did you know you were just dancing with the man who keeps Grinstead's bookshop?

    Molly Gibson : Oh, that accounts for him knowing all about the latest books.

  • Mr. Gibson : Content yourself my dear. Roger Hamley is as fine as young man as ever breathed, with money or without. I only wish my Molly could meet with such another.

    Claire Gibson : I will try for Molly.

    Mr. Gibson : No, no, no, no, no. That is one thing I forbid. I will have no *trying* for Molly.

  • Claire Gibson : Molly, I cannot have you speaking so to Lady Harriet and do stop putting yourself into her conversations.

    Molly Gibson : I can't help it if she asks me questions.

  • Claire Gibson : I don't know what you mean by proximate.

    Mr. Gibson : Well go into the surgery and look it up then.

  • Molly Gibson : I don't think you should mention it to Lady Cumnor, Mama.

    Claire Gibson : Molly dear, I know you mean well but don't let one walk into town with Lady Harriet go to your head. I think I'm well capable to decide what I should or shouldn't say to Lady Cumnor.

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