Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.
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 Sydney Carton (2 episodes, 1989)
Xavier Deluc ...
 Charles Darnay (2 episodes, 1989)
Serena Gordon ...
 Lucie Manette (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Jarvis Lorry (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Dr. Alexandre Manette (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Miss Pross (2 episodes, 1989)
Kathy Kriegel ...
 Madame Defarge (2 episodes, 1989)
Alfred Lynch ...
 Jerry Cruncher (2 episodes, 1989)
Gérard Klein ...
 Monsieur Defarge (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Stryver (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Barsad (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Le père de Darnay (2 episodes, 1989)
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Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

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I got through it
4 March 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In my youth I set myself the task of reading Dickens. I read Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Little Dorrit and a few other novels with great pleasure. I decided that I could skip the ones I judged weaker, and so I never bothered with A Tale of Two Cities. On the basis of this ITV series I made the right choice. Dickens is never interesting when he deals with events taking place before he was born, and so it is here. I don't care about Dr. Manette and his daughter, Sidney Carton and his death-wish, or any of the other plot threads.

The cast is starry: John Mills, James Wilby, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Anna Massey (whom I remember from so many TV dramas) and many more capable performers, many of them French. The sets are well-designed, costumes appropriate... ho hum.


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