A virtuous young woman is oppressed by her ambitious family and a rake who's becomes obsessed with her.
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 Lovelace (4 episodes, 1991)
Saskia Wickham ...
 Clarissa Harlowe (4 episodes, 1991)
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 James (4 episodes, 1991)
Lynsey Baxter ...
 Arabella Harlowe / ... (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Anna Howe (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Jack Belford (4 episodes, 1991)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Mr. Harlowe (3 episodes, 1991)
Cathryn Harrison ...
 Mrs. Sinclair (3 episodes, 1991)
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 Sally (3 episodes, 1991)
Lucy Robinson ...
 Deb (3 episodes, 1991)
Darby Hawker ...
 Dorcas (3 episodes, 1991)
Frances Viner ...
 Mrs. Harlowe (3 episodes, 1991)
Ralph Riach ...
 Uncle Anthony (3 episodes, 1991)
Jon Sotherton ...
 Hickman (3 episodes, 1991)
Matthew Wait ...
 Joe Leman (3 episodes, 1991)
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 Tomlinson (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Solmes (2 episodes, 1991)
Lorna Heilbron ...
 Mrs. Howe (2 episodes, 1991)
Julia Dearden ...
 Mrs. Moore (2 episodes, 1991)
Allison Hancock ...
 Betty (2 episodes, 1991)
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Clarissa Harlowe is a young 18th-century Englishwoman. Her family have aspirations to move into the aristocracy and want her to marry the repellent Mr Soames as part of their plan. Clarissa manages to escape from them with the help of the handsome Lovelace, whose intentions towards her prove to be less than entirely honourable. Written by Peter Brynmor Roberts

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Samuel Richardson's Clarissa - History of a Young Lady  »

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With a budget of over £3 million, filming on Clarissa began 29 Apr 1991 and continued for 16 weeks until 19 July 1991. Locations included several large country houses (one in the north of England, another near Stratford, and a third in Hampstead). Some exteriors were shot outside The Inns of Court in London but much of the filming was done at London's Ealing Studios, where a three-storey Georgian house was specially constructed for the series. See more »

Quotes

Lovelace: I will see her.
Belford: Then you'll have to kill me first.
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Cuckolds All A Row
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From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master', First Edition (1651)
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I loved this!
15 February 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to tape this from BBC America (albeit it was edited for some of the more mature content). I loved the entire series, and I purchased the book afterwards. It's excellent. The costumes, acting and locations are all wonderful. I too wish I could get this on video cassette. Believe me, I have searched everywhere! I even asked a friend who lives in London to try and find a copy for me, but to no avail.


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