Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell.

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1985   1983  
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 Anne Lacey Fletcher 19 episodes, 1983-1985
Andrew MacLachlan ...
 Nathaniel Cropper 18 episodes, 1983-1985
Lucy Aston ...
 Lady Lucinda Ferrar / ... 17 episodes, 1983-1985
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 Tom Lacey / ... 17 episodes, 1983-1985
Rob Edwards ...
 John Fletcher 17 episodes, 1983-1985
Eileen Way ...
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 Goodwife Margaret 15 episodes, 1983-1985
Janet Lees-Price ...
 Emma Bowen / ... 15 episodes, 1983-1985
Johanna Myers ...
 Hannah Jackman / ... 15 episodes, 1983-1985
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 Walter Jackman 14 episodes, 1983-1985
Simon Butteriss ...
 Hugh Brandon 14 episodes, 1983-1985
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 Dick Skinner 14 episodes, 1983-1985
Debbie Goodman ...
Judy Buxton ...
 Susan Protheroe / ... 12 episodes, 1983-1985
Bert Parnaby ...
 Sir Austin Fletcher 11 episodes, 1983-1985
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 Will Saltmarsh 10 episodes, 1983
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 Sir Martin Lacey 9 episodes, 1983
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Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History | War

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16 October 1983 (UK)  »

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(20 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks: Part One (1985) reused scenery from this series to save money. See more »

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Referenced in Revelation Exhumed (2005) See more »

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Tremendous!
13 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I will echo that this series is a classic. (I wish I could find it on DVD at a price I can afford! Guess I'll start saving my pennies.)

As we know, the topic is the English Civil War, told through the eyes of the members of a noble(?) house divided among Royalists and Parliamentarians, with almost no one getting a happy ending.

The cast is top notch, the writing is great, and the costumes are superb. Hair is on point for the period (for the women, anyhow - some of the men have eighties hair).

The choreography for the sword fights is astonishing (astonishing!), as is the staging for the battle scenes. All before CGI, folks! (Furthermore - at least one important cast member made it to an equally important role on CGI-fest Game of Thrones.)

The only not-so-great aspect of this great series is the music - aspirational faux-cavalier composition that detracts from this fabulous show. Again, very of-the-eighties.

Love it; can't recommend it highly enough.


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