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...
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An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the ... See full summary »
The first drama serial in color produced by the BBC. Rebecca "Becky" Sharp is an impoverished, strong-willed and cunning young woman determined to make her way in the early 19th-century British society.
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" ... See full summary »
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
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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