The Forsyte Saga (2002)

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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

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Series cast summary:
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 Soames 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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 George (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gillian Kearney ...
 June (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Young Jolyon Forsyte / ... (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Montague Dartie (8 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)
John Carlisle ...
 James Forsyte (6 episodes, 2002)
Maggie Fox ...
 Bilson (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Val Dartie (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Holly (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Annette Forsyte née Lamotte / ... (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Wendy Craig ...
 Aunt Juley (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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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 »

Quotes

Soames Forsyte: I should have brought a horse whip!
Irene Forsyte née Heron: What do you want?
Soames Forsyte: I am here to tell you that unless you swear to keep clear of each other I shall divorce her with every circumstance and degradation to you both. Will you swear it? Will you keep away from her?
Jolyon: No.
Soames Forsyte: Your name will be dirt.
Jolyon: So be it.
Soames Forsyte: What about you? Will you swear it?
Irene Forsyte née Heron: No.
Soames Forsyte: I have enought evidence, you know. You have been watched, everywhere. You've been watched. And it won't just be desertion. You know what I am saying.
Irene Forsyte née Heron: Yes.
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Followed by The Forsyte Saga, Series II (2003) See more »

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Irene's Song
(End titles music)
Music by Geoffrey Burgon
Lyrics by Jacqueline Kroft
Performed by Bryn Terfel
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Quite a good mini-series
22 September 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A remake of the 1967 original, the 2002 mini-series boasts some fine performances, especially from Band of Brothers' Damian Lewis as the often unfeeling Soames Forsyte, and Gillian Kearney as June Forsyte (the graveyard scene between these two characters is superb!)

The story follows three generations of the Forsyte family, from about the 1880s to the death of Queen Victoria. There is a nice blend of humour, action, and drama to keep the viewer interested in the proceedings. If you're like me and into family sagas, I recommend watching this, or, if you can't, reading the book by John Galsworthy.


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