The Forsyte Saga, Series II (2003)
"The Forsyte Saga: To Let" (original title)

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In the 1920s, decades after the troubled and unhappy marriage between Soames Forsyte and the beautiful pianist Irene Heron came to an end, Soames and Irene have both remarried and moved on.... See full summary »

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 Soames Forsyte (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Jolyon Forsyte (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Irene Forsyte née Heron (4 episodes, 2003)
Emma Griffiths Malin ...
 Fleur Mont née Forsyte (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Jon Forsyte (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Winifred Dartie nee Forsyte (4 episodes, 2003)
Gillian Kearney ...
 June Forsyte (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Annette Forsyte née Lamotte (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Montague Dartie (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Prosper Profound (4 episodes, 2003)
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 George Forsyte (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Michael Mont (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Holly Dartie née Forsyte (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Val Dartie (4 episodes, 2003)
Maggie Fox ...
 Bilson (2 episodes, 2003)
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In the 1920s, decades after the troubled and unhappy marriage between Soames Forsyte and the beautiful pianist Irene Heron came to an end, Soames and Irene have both remarried and moved on. Irene is happily married with a son to Jolyon Forsyte - causing Jolyon to be even further considered as an outcast and traitor by the Forsytes - and Soames to the beautiful, yet very unfaithful, Frenchwoman Annette. With Annette, Soames also finally has the child he so desperately wanted, and, at the age of 18, his daughter Fleur knows exactly how to get whatever she wants from doting and indulgent father. The pain of the past is however once again about to resurface as Fleur, despite Soames's efforts, meets and falls deeply in love with Irene and Jolyon's 18-year-old son Jon. As the young lovers embark on their passionate love affair, they have no idea of the obsession, unhappiness, adultery, rape, and possessive, unrequited love that lie in their parents' past. Written by Anonymous

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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 »

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Soames Forsyte: It's far better to be with someone who loves you more than you love them. There's nothing worse than always trying to please someone; hoping they'll look at you, smile at you...
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Version of The Forsyte Saga (1967) See more »

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June's Song
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A brilliant follow-up to the 1st series
1 September 2003 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

This second installment lives up to the expectations created by the first series and by the novel itself - To Let. We meet again, with much pleasure, the magnificent cast of the first series (D. Lewis as Soames stands out) and discover the choices that have been made to cast the 4 new main characters : Fleur and Jon Forsyte, Prosper Profound, and Michael Mont. I found the 4 of them to be nearly-ideally suited to their part. May be the actor playing Jon lacked a little bit of brilliance, but he showed a lot of sensibility and looked a lot like his "mother", Irene. The story unfolds with relentlessness but there are also many moving, or funny moments. The films is really faithful to the tone of Galdsworthy and is, all in all, a magnificent achievement. it is as good as the first series, and may be even better. At the end of the 4th episode, we are really sorry to have to wait for the next episodes of the saga, and the lives of Fleur and Michael Mont. Highly recommended to fans of British top quality literary drama.


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