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Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)

In this lighthearted romance from Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy, the beautiful new village school teacher is pursued by three suitors: a working-class man, a landowner, and the vicar.

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Mary Dewy
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Elias Spinks
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Anne Roebuck
Tom Georgeson ...
Geoffrey Day
Sean Arnold ...
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Young educated beauty Fancy Day comes to town to teach school and care for her ailing father. Soon gossip around town turns to who Miss Day will marry. The lead contender is wealthy Mr. Shinar. Fancy, however, has also caught the attention of poor Dick Dewy and Parson Maybold. Poor Fancy is also caught in the middle of a feud between the parson and the former church choir when the parson introduces a harmonium to provide the church music, effectively usurping the choir, and asks Fancy to play. Written by Kim

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When Fancy is playing the harmonium alone in Parson Maybold's house, the movement of her hands fails to sync up with the sound of the harmonium. See more »

Quotes

Reuben Dewy: I hear Mr Shinar has proposed, then.
Geoffrey Day: He has. Just waiting on the girl to say yes.
Reuben Dewy: And she will say yes, do you think?
Geoffrey Day: She's like her mother. She needs to squeeze the last bit of drama out of the thing, but those church bells will be ringing out come harvest time. You mark my words.
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Edited into Masterpiece Classic: Under the Greenwood Tree (2006) See more »

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One Night as I Lay on My Bed
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1 January 2006 | by (Cheshire England) – See all my reviews

This film, although made for TV, will be a classic, just like the 1995 Pride and Predudice directed by Simon Langton. The sets seemed remarkably authentic, and all the cast were excellent. I particularly enjoyed every scene in which James Murray appeared, he is gorgeous. The chemistry between the two main characters is clear for all to see. Ben Miles who played Parson Maybold was very believable and you could actually feel his inner turmoil, acting at its best. I think that this film could be on your next Christmas present list, either to enjoy yourself or to buy for that very special Aunt, or Mother. I have watched it 3 times in two days.


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