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 Tilly Trotter (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Mark Sopwith (4 episodes, 1999)
Gavin Abbott ...
 Simon Bentwood (4 episodes, 1999)
Neil Armstrong ...
 Fred Leyburn (4 episodes, 1999)
Gavin Makel ...
 Steve McGrath (4 episodes, 1999)
Shaun Mechen ...
 Hal McGrath (3 episodes, 1999)
Sara Gunn ...
 Fanny Drew (3 episodes, 1999)
Madelaine Newton ...
 Biddy Drew (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Simes (3 episodes, 1999)
Sarah Jane Foster ...
 Katie Drew (3 episodes, 1999)
Ian Daniell ...
 Jimmy Drew (3 episodes, 1999)
Angela Simpson ...
 Phyllis Coates (3 episodes, 1999)
Judith Parker ...
 Ada (3 episodes, 1999)
Thomas Wansey ...
 Matthew Sopwith (3 episodes, 1999)
Kevin Grahame ...
 Pike (3 episodes, 1999)
Richard Ling ...
 Luke Sopwith (3 episodes, 1999)
Pat Dunn ...
 Mrs. Lucas (3 episodes, 1999)
Sarah Moffat ...
 Jessie Ann Sopwith (3 episodes, 1999)
Barnaby Francis ...
 John Sopwith (3 episodes, 1999)
Michael Conroy ...
 Sam Drew (3 episodes, 1999)
Brian Hogg ...
 Davey Rice (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Ellen Ross (2 episodes, 1999)
Elizabeth Kelly ...
 Annie Trotter (2 episodes, 1999)
Richard Huw ...
 Parson Ross (2 episodes, 1999)
Giuliano Neri ...
 Mick McGrath (2 episodes, 1999)
Dale Meeks ...
 Ned Wheeler (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Mary Bentwood (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Harry Sopwith (2 episodes, 1999)
Anne Orwin ...
 Cook (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Agnes Myton (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Eileen Sopwith (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Mabel Price (2 episodes, 1999)
Basil Moss ...
 Mr. Burgess (2 episodes, 1999)
Helen Coker ...
 Maggie / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Tony Neilson ...
 Micky Hanson (2 episodes, 1999)
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Tilly Trotter is a down to earth young woman who is full of integrity and impassioned with innocent affection for the local farmer. Resilience and self belief carry her through some very dark days, and this splendid adaptation shows us her journey from destitution to eventual happiness. True love grows with time and in the most unexpected of places. Tilly had her own mind, nobody can take that away from her. I totally recommend this film - the DVD is 3 hours long - every minute worth watching. A must for Catherine Cookson fans, and for realists and romantics. Written by Cáitín Áine Dublin

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This is a must-see for lovers of romance, especially Catherine Cookson fans!
28 December 1999 | by (Long Island, New York (USA)) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Catherine Cookson's work, and have seen all movies based on her books. I read the Tilly Trotter trilogy about a year ago, and ordered this movie the minute I learned of it. I was not disappointed! The movie, Tilly Trotter, is one of the finest interpretations of a Catherine Cookson novel, definitely as good or better than The Girl. It's a great story, which deals with class divisions, overcoming adversity and the power of love.

As with the first book in the Tilly Trotter series, I was left wishing the story would continue. I hope there are plans to make movies based on the second and third books in the series, with the same cast, of course! I'll be waiting and hoping!

A tip for US viewers: To defray the cost of purchasing this and other Cookson movies, consider donating them to your public library for a tax deduction. They'll be there whenever you get the urge to see them again. Meanwhile, others are sure to enjoy these movies.


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