Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.
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 Soames Forsyte (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Young Jolyon Forsyte / ... (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Irene Forsyte / ... (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Winifred / ... (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Montague Dartie (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gillian Kearney ...
 June / ... (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 George / ... (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ann Bell ...
 Aunt Hester / ... (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Malcolm Raeburn ...
 Parfitt (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Emily (6 episodes, 2002)
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 Annette Forsyte née Lamotte / ... (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Val Dartie (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
John Carlisle ...
 James Forsyte (6 episodes, 2002)
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 Holly Dartie née Forsyte / ... (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Aunt Juley (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Maggie Fox ...
 Bilson (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Old Jolyon Forsyte / ... (5 episodes, 2002)
Jowanna Rose ...
 Smither (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
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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 garykmcd

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The Forsyte Saga: To Let  »

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Wendy Craig was asked to play Aunt Juley as she had done in the first series but was not available because of her regular role in The Royal (2003). See more »

Quotes

Soames Forsyte: You know nothing about it. Your friendship with her was a sham!
June: Yes! She stole the love of my life, my future. I should hate her but the alternative was you. I cannot hate her. I can only wonder why she did not do it sooner.
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Version of That Forsyte Woman (1949) See more »

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June's Song
(End titles music)
By Geoffrey Burgon
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Superb Victorian Drama With Stellar Cast - Powerfully Moving!
19 May 2006 | by (Abbotsford, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

I came across "The Forsyte Saga" and its sequel, "The Forsyte Saga: To Let," in my local library. It was the sequel that I had watched first, not realizing there had been a mini-series made prior to this. THE FORSYTE SAGA is an utterly brilliant film, in my opinion, ranging from the exceptional performances of the actors (notably Rupert Graves, Damian Lewis, Gina McKee, Gillian Kearney, & Corin Redgrave), to the screenplay, to the cinematography, to the music (closing theme). The actors executed their portrayals with such realism that I was engrossed in the mindsets of the major players in the film. Such performances are refreshing in the movie industry, as one loses sight of the actors for the "characters." The plot was very good and well written; as such, the movie never seemed to drag. For me, this drama evoked powerful emotions ranging from: deep sorrow & loss (Old Jolyon), to empathy & sympathy, and even a few moments of unexpected humour. I kept wanting more. All in all, this miniseries shows us many injustices, and that dignity, integrity, goodness, and compassion can prevail. If you can set aside an afternoon or long evening to relax and watch the miniseries in one sitting, it will be worth savouring. I hope others find THE FORSYTE SAGA to be a pleasure to watch. I certainly plan to add the DVD set in my film library soon.


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