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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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Cast

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Terry Mortimer ...
Robert Penny (as Terence Mortimer)
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Thomas Leaf
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Jane Wheldon ...
Mary Dewy
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Susan Dewy
Ellie Thackeray ...
Bessy Dewy
Liam DeGruchy ...
Charley Dewy
John Axon ...
Elias Spinks
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Mr. Shinar
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Alethea Steven ...
Anne Roebuck
Tom Georgeson ...
Sean Arnold ...
Farmer
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Storyline

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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A zöldellő fa alatt  »

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When Fancy Day is first introduced to the villagers and Parson Maybold, her hair style changes from a full ponytail to a half ponytail between shots. 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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Connections

Edited into Masterpiece Classic: Under the Greenwood Tree (2006) See more »

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Remember, O Thou Man
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Sung by carolers
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Design, decor "Under the greenwood Tree".
28 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

As the designer on the production I take exception to the comments displayed in the ALstubbino review of "Under the Greenwood Tree". I can tell the writer of the last review that great care and extensive research was undertaken to achieve the sets and decor on the production, down to the smallest detail. I don't know what or where or how he/she has based their negative opinion perhaps they would like to enlighten us all as to where we went wrong!!. I enjoyed the production and for a TV drama think the production value and direction excellent. Under the greenwood tree is a fine adaptation of the original Hardy novel , not the novel itself, and as a TV drama stands up well, I would recommend it to anyone as a good family film.


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