Vanity Fair (1987– )

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16 half-hour episodes. In the time of Napoleon, Becky Sharp, a poor orphan girl, schemes for money and position. Her most-used stepladder is her old school friend, Amelia Sedley. Both women... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Eve Matheson ...
 Rebecca Sharp (16 episodes, 1987)
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 Amelia Sedley (15 episodes, 1987)
Simon Dormandy ...
 William Dobbin (12 episodes, 1987)
Jack Klaff ...
 Rawdon Crawley (12 episodes, 1987)
David Swift ...
 Mr. Sedley (11 episodes, 1987)
James Saxon ...
 Joseph 'Jos' Sedley (10 episodes, 1987)
Gillian Raine ...
 Mrs. Sedley (9 episodes, 1987)
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 George Osborne (9 episodes, 1987)
Shaughan Seymour ...
 Pitt Crawley (8 episodes, 1987)
Philippa Urquhart ...
 Miss Briggs (8 episodes, 1987)
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 Sir Pitt Crawley (7 episodes, 1987)
Ray Mort ...
 Raggles (7 episodes, 1987)
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16 half-hour episodes. In the time of Napoleon, Becky Sharp, a poor orphan girl, schemes for money and position. Her most-used stepladder is her old school friend, Amelia Sedley. Both women marry soldiers, and both of them are affected by the Battle of Waterloo. Written by Kathy Li

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Quintisential adaptation of the Thackeray novel
25 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am truly at a loss as to why this adaptation of Vanity Fair is unavailable to the viewing public. I searched for it everywhere; I once rented it from a video rental store and was so grateful to view it once again......To my utter astonishment, when I returned several weeks later to rent Vanity Fair again, the clerk informed me that they did not carry this version with Eve Matheson as Becky! To add insult to injury, she acted as if they never carried this version! Talking about a "Twilight Zone" moment.....I can only conclude that the clerk/co-owner discovered the true value of that rare find and quietly cashed in on it......If you want to enjoy this story without actually sitting down and devouring the novel, this filming of Vanity Fair is the absolute best. I can't recommend Eve Matheson's portrayal of Becky Sharp with any higher regard than I already give it! She is outstanding here.....Please CBC or BBC or whoever it was that gifted us with this gem- Make this available on DVD so everyone can appreciate it.


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