18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.
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 Henry Fox (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Lord Kildare (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Sarah (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Emily (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Charles James Fox (4 episodes, 1999)
Tom Beard ...
 Charles 3rd Duke of Richmond (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Young Edward Fitzgerald / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Fox's Butler (3 episodes, 1999)
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 King George II (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Mary 3rd Duchess of Richmond (3 episodes, 1999)
George Anton ...
 William Ogilvie (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Older George Napier (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Duke of Richmond (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Duchess of Richmond (2 episodes, 1999)
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 First Guest / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Older Ogilvie (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Charles Bunbury (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Young Lady Sarah (2 episodes, 1999)
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 George Selwyn (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Lord Edward Fitzgerald (2 episodes, 1999)
Saoirse O'Brien ...
 Young Lady Louisa (2 episodes, 1999)
Katharine Rogers ...
 Princess Caroline (2 episodes, 1999)
Pauline McLynn ...
 Susan Fox-Strangways (2 episodes, 1999)
Jérôme Pradon ...
 Duc de Lauzun (2 episodes, 1999)
William Sparks ...
 Young Charles (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Older Lady Louisa (2 episodes, 1999)
Eamon Rohan ...
 Horace Walpole (2 episodes, 1999)
Paul Ridley ...
 Older Tom Conolly (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Cecelia (2 episodes, 1999)
Sheila Ruskin ...
 Older Lady Sarah (2 episodes, 1999)
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 William Fitzgerald (2 episodes, 1999)
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18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.

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The gold and jewel encrusted gown worn by Jodhi May (as Lady Sarah) to the court of the newly crowned George III was previously worn by Helen Mirren as Queen Charlotte in The Madness of King George (1994). See more »

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Geraldine Somerville, who was the principal actress playing the second Lennox sister Emily, appears in the background as a mourner in the scene where Lady Caroline and Mr. Fox are talking at a funeral in the first episode of the series. At this point in the story, the character of Emily is a child so Geraldine was available as an extra and the casting directors didn't think anyone would notice. See more »

Quotes

Lady Emily: Is not the act of love... strange? Jimmy says that its frequent use is necessary to a woman's health and happiness.
Caroline: That's abominably indelicate.
Lady Emily: He says what he thinks.
Caroline: I'm sure one sees many mighty comfortable old virgins.
Lady Emily: Perhaps that is so. But one is awfully glad not to be among them...
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Featured in The Making of 'Aristocrats' (1999) See more »

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Harlequin romance covers and political intrigue...
15 August 2008 | by (Ontario) – See all my reviews

I had a problem with this production -- it didn't know what it wanted to be. Was it a faithful account of a true story or was it a Goergian soap opera with harlequin romance cover bedroom scenes? The worst problem was the inconsistency - the period drama with the social commentary was dropped by the end of the series, which had turned into a story of political intrigue, involving characters we knew little about.

I enjoyed the series but did not love it. The first two episodes that I thought were going to set the tone for the balance of the series, turned out to have little to do with the rest of the storyline. After the first two episodes, the series became less focused with too many characters and little impact on the storyline.

I am sure the book is much better and on a positive, this series does encourage me to go out and read more about these sisters and what really happened. This film was a great introduction to the story but it was far from satisfying.


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