A young woman is uprooted from her idyllic village in Southern England, has her eyes opened to class warfare in the industrial North, and receives a surprising marriage proposal.
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Rosalind Shanks ...
 Margaret Hale (4 episodes, 1975)
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 John Thornton (4 episodes, 1975)
Rosalie Crutchley ...
 Mrs. Thornton (4 episodes, 1975)
Robin Bailey ...
 Mr. Hale (4 episodes, 1975)
Peggy Ann Wood ...
 Dixon (4 episodes, 1975)
Norman Jones ...
 Nicholas Higgins (4 episodes, 1975)
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 Mrs. Hale (3 episodes, 1975)
Barbara Hickmott ...
 Bessy Higgins (3 episodes, 1975)
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ...
 Fanny Thornton (3 episodes, 1975)
Christopher Burgess ...
 Boucher (2 episodes, 1975)
Peter Welch ...
 Slickson (2 episodes, 1975)
Frank Mills ...
 Williams (2 episodes, 1975)
Ray Mort ...
 Carter (2 episodes, 1975)
Gail Harrison ...
 Edith Shaw (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Henry Lennox (2 episodes, 1975)
Ginette McDonald ...
 Mary Higgins (2 episodes, 1975)
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A young woman is uprooted from her idyllic village in Southern England, has her eyes opened to class warfare in the industrial North, and receives a surprising marriage proposal.

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Patrick Stewart is great. The rest is not.
19 December 2014 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Patrick Stewart, this may be worth a watch. He is young and has hair. His acting in this is solid as always, but he is the only redeeming part. His fake "Northern" accent is a bit weird, but OK.

Most of the other actors are mediocre or just terrible. I especially didn't like the lead actress. The camera and lighting quality are low which also made it hard to watch. I was often distracted by the edges of the picture being blurry, which must be from using cheap zoom lenses.

At 4 hours long, with slow pacing, this was almost unbearable to get through, but Patrick Stewart's performance made it worth finishing. The story is also good, but I've been told the 2004 version is better.


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