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 Soames Forsyte (26 episodes, 1967)
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 Winifred Dartie (23 episodes, 1967)
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 Irene Forsyte née Heron (19 episodes, 1967)
June Barry ...
 June Forsyte (16 episodes, 1967)
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 'Young Jolyon' Forsyte (15 episodes, 1967)
Maggie Jones ...
 Smither (14 episodes, 1967)
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 Fleur Mont née Forsyte (14 episodes, 1967)
Nicholas Pennell ...
 Michael Mont (14 episodes, 1967)
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 James Forsyte (12 episodes, 1967)
John Barcroft ...
 George Forsyte (11 episodes, 1967)
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 Holly Dartie née Forsyte (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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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Each episode was rehearsed for two weeks. 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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Halcyon Days
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(from the suite 'The Three Elizabeths')
By Eric Coates
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Lovers of Masterpiece Theatre will be delighted.
25 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 1967 adaptation of Galsworthy is presented in the grand old style of Masterpiece Theatre and is riveting despite its length. At 26 hours, it can afford to spin out the tale in a rather leisurely fashion, thus providing us with a richer and deeper insight into the characters than the more curtailed 2003 version. But it never seems boring. Casting is strong with the possible exception of Irene, played mechanically by Nyree Dawn Porter, who seems more like a Barbie doll than a real woman. The young Susan Hampshire is a delight when she finally arrives on the scene.


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