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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 Soames Forsyte (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Irene Forsyte (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 George (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Winifred Dartie née Forsyte (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Jolyon Forsyte Jr. (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gillian Kearney ...
 June (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Montague Dartie (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ann Bell ...
 Aunt Hester / ... (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Malcolm Raeburn ...
 Parfitt (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Annette Forsyte née Lamotte (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
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)
John Carlisle ...
 James Forsyte (6 episodes, 2002)
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 Emily (6 episodes, 2002)
Jowanna Rose ...
 Smither (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Wendy Craig ...
 Aunt Juley (5 episodes, 2002)
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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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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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Irene's Song
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Music by Geoffrey Burgon
Lyrics by Jacqueline Kroft
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Flawless In Every Respect!
19 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At 65 years of age I have seen my share of movies and plays and I would have to say that this series is simply one of the, if not THE best productions I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. From camera work, through scripting, through character development it was simply beyond compare. The acting was of a level seldom encountered these days, or for that matter, any other days. Against this drama the threadbare nature of much of what today passes as entertainment is painfully evident.

I can't for the life of me understand why Damien Lewis and others were not immediately catapulted into the highest regions of recognition.

If it gets any better than this I've yet to experience it and I'm not holding my breath.

BRAVO!


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