Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Craik it tells the story of John Halifax who, despite humble beginnings, becomes a highly respected local businessman. As partner in a mill he weathers the turbulent economic times of the early 1800s.
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Opening credits prologue: Wherever the English language is spoken, the story of JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN has become classic. He planned his life to prove that the Christian ideal has a practical significance in the work-a-day world above any sect or denomination.
He illustrates that it is not birth alone which makes a gentleman, but that the correct reading of that much abused word is :- GENTLE MAN
NORTON BURY-1790 See more