The Forsyte Saga (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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Eric Porter ...
 Soames Forsyte (26 episodes, 1967)
 Winifred Dartie (23 episodes, 1967)
Nyree Dawn Porter ...
 Irene Forsyte née Heron (19 episodes, 1967)
June Barry ...
 June Forsyte (16 episodes, 1967)
 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte (15 episodes, 1967)
Maggie Jones ...
 Smither (14 episodes, 1967)
Susan Hampshire ...
 Fleur Mont née Forsyte (14 episodes, 1967)
Nicholas Pennell ...
 Michael Mont (14 episodes, 1967)
John Welsh ...
 James Forsyte (12 episodes, 1967)
John Barcroft ...
 George Forsyte (11 episodes, 1967)
Suzanne Neve ...
 Holly Dartie née Forsyte (11 episodes, 1967)


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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Release Date:

5 October 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Forsyte Saga  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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If Eric Porter had not played Soames the next choice would have been Bernard Kay. See more »


Jolyon 'Jo' Forsyte: I'm not a true Forsyte. I'm a bit of a mongrel. I put the ha'pennies on my cheques, not take them off.
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20 October 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Please, oh please, watch this original b/w 1967 British version of The Forsyte Saga instead of the 2002 mini-series. You cannot compare the two; the modern version has terrible casting, lacks charm, and has a terrible script. The actors in that version try but do not reflect the authenticity of the characters in this Galsworthy classic. This 1967 version in contrast has perfect casting, a completely amazing script, multi-dimensional characters, why even the house at Robin Hill is more gorgeous in the original version! The DVD box set you can purchase off Amazon is well worth the price. Buy it before it goes out of print. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this sirloin steak version, instead of the 2002 chopped liver disaster.

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