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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon Forsyte. Soames is a solicitor, all proper and straight-laced. His love for the beautiful Irene is his only weakness as is his beautiful daughter Fleur. Jolyon is the opposite, a free-thinking artist who abandons his wife to live with his children's nanny. Their lives and their children's lives will intersect over 30 years bringing happiness to some and tragedy to others. Written by
Rupert Graves (as Young Jolyon) and Gillian Kearney (as June) play father and daughter, but there is actually just under nine years difference in their ages. See more »
Don't give up on us, Jon! Please, don't give up!
Irene Forsyte nee Heron:
Go home with you father, my dear. Give us all time to think.
[touches Fleur's arm]
Don't touch me! I know what you're doing: Pretending to make yourself look nice. Lying, so you can have him all to yourself! Well, he's mine, do you understand? He's mine!
Is that how you really think?
No, but we're meant for each other. We're meant to be.
No, I don't think so...
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The screenwriter has once again decided to rewrite the story. Read the book (actually books) to find out all the differences. For example, in the book the governess leaves on her own & refuses any extra pay, Young Jolyon is seen visiting her flat & the gossip starts - that's when Jolyon's wife and father first learn anything is going on. The changes go on and on. If you have ever seen the 1967 version, it would be hard to beat Eric Porter as Soames.
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