Aristocrats (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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 Narrator / ... (6 episodes, 1999)
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 Henry Fox (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Lord Kildare (5 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Louisa / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Ste Fox (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Thomas Conolly (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Sarah (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Emily (4 episodes, 1999)
Hugh Sachs ...
 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)
Jeremy Bulloch ...
 Older George Napier (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Duke of Richmond (2 episodes, 1999)
Diane Fletcher ...
 Duchess of Richmond (2 episodes, 1999)
Patrick Duncan ...
 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)
Frank Kelly ...
 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)
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 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)
Adam Webb ...
 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 »

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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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Empty Characters, Strange Pacing
13 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story, Aristocrats follows an English aristocratic family, who claims royal blood and status via Charles II bastard lineage. The convoluted time-line in fits and starts, takes place prior to the American Revolution on through to the Irish uprising in 1798.

The story starts out interestingly enough, but at about part 3 of 6 you begin to wonder if there is a point to the story. The last 3 parts are simply depressing. More than anything, the time-line begins to rapidly fly by without any specific storyline accountability nor historical grounding. The casting is odd in general. In particular, as the characters age, the casting changes are really horrible choices that offer no consistency or context of character and plot.

If you've nothing else, you may find this a mild diversion. But all in all, this doesn't measure up to the BBC's standards.


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