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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Eve Matheson ...
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 Amelia Sedley 15 episodes, 1987
Simon Dormandy ...
 William Dobbin 12 episodes, 1987
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 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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Shaughan Seymour ...
 Pitt Crawley 8 episodes, 1987
Philippa Urquhart ...
 Miss Briggs 8 episodes, 1987
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 Sir Pitt Crawley 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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Patrick Troughton was booked to play a major role but died before filming. See more »

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I want this!!! FANTASTIC production!
13 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Why oh why isn't this brilliant adaptation available on video or dvd?? WHY???!!! I saw it way back in '87, and have yearned for it ever since. I don't understand why it was never released on video or dvd -- it was SO good, and I would pay good money to have it. Sigh.


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