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 Forrest Bedford (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Lilly Harper (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Francie Bedford (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 John Morgan Bedford (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Christina LeKatzis (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
Peter Simmons ...
 Paul Slocum (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Adlaine Harper (19 episodes, 1991-1993)
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Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil rights cases. Mean- while, Lilly Harper, who cares for his children, is on her own journey of political and personal awareness. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Forrest Bedford and Nathan Bedford are both named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate officer and founding member of the Ku Klux Klan. The housekeeper Lily Harper is named for Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). The latter was a major inspiration for the series, as the creators thought it would be interesting to explore the life of Atticus Finch's housekeeper Calpurnia outside of the Finch household. See more »

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[Francie and John Morgan are fighting in the back seat]
D.A. Forrest Bedford: If I have to stop this car somebody's going to regret it!
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Please release this on DVD.
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every week I check the new DVD releases with hopes of seeing "I'll Fly Away." It's amazing what's available while "I'll Fly Away" sits on a shelf. The above comment describes it perfectly. It's history and entertainment. It could be used in schools when discussing the civil rights movement. In my opinion it's the best TV ever. PLEASE release this on DVD and market it so people watch it. This is an important series that should be seen. I almost bought this on line but something didn't seem right since I knew it not to be available. I called the company selling it and a person on the phone actually told me the quality is not too good and that it was recorded from T.V. Well, I did the same thing on VHS. I want high quality, complete set on DVD.


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