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27 September 1973 (UK) See more »
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Absolutely the best adaptation of the novel See more (31 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 10)

Sorcha Cusack ... Jane Eyre (5 episodes, 1973)

Michael Jayston ... Edward Rochester (5 episodes, 1973)
Hazel Clyne ... Leah (4 episodes, 1973)
Megs Jenkins ... Mrs. Fairfax (4 episodes, 1973)
Isabelle Rosin ... Adèle (4 episodes, 1973)
Zara Jaber ... Grace Poole (4 episodes, 1973)
Ronald Mayer ... John (4 episodes, 1973)
Jean Harvey ... Mrs. Reed (3 episodes, 1973)
Anna Korwin ... Sophie (3 episodes, 1973)

Series Directed by
Joan Craft (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Writing credits
Charlotte Brontë (5 episodes, 1973)
Robin Chapman (5 episodes, 1973)

Series Produced by
John McRae .... producer (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Production Design by
Stuart Walker (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Costume Design by
Roger Reece (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Rowell .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken MacGregor .... studio lighting (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
John Barclay .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Other crew
Alistair Bell .... script editor (5 episodes, 1973)

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UK:275 min (5 parts)

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Edward Rochester:A true Janian reply! Good angels be my guard! She comes from the other world: from the abode of people who are dead and tells me so here, alone. If I dared, I'd touch you to see if you were substance or shadow. Truant! Truant! Absent from me a whole month- and forgetting me quite, I'll be sworn!See more »
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely the best adaptation of the novel, 17 July 2000
Author: Rosabel from Ottawa, Canada

No other film version of "Jane Eyre" can touch this one for fidelity to the book and excellence of performance. Michael Jayston is the perfect Mr. Rochester - he looks the part, attractive yet not too pretty, and able to convince us of his hidden good qualities under a rough and abrasive exterior. Sorcha Cusack is wonderful as Jane - exactly what Charlotte Bronte set out to create, a plain, retiring heroine whose personality blazes through and captivates us. This version gives us the ENTIRE story, from Jane's deprived childhood and years at Lowood School to her life at Thornfield with Mr. Rochester. It even treats seriously the interlude with her cousins, St. John Rivers and his sisters, something film versions of the novel usually try to minimize or alter completely. Paradoxically, this actually works and makes sense, although it is an interruption in the more interesting Jane-Rochester story. The dialogue and narration are often taken directly from the novel, with just some abbreviation. I wish this version would appear on video - it is FAR superior to any of the others made for TV or the big screen. If you see it being broadcast (it turns up on Canadian TV sometimes) don't miss it.

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