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Vanity Fair 

In the time of Napoleon, Becky Sharp, a poor orphan girl, schemes for money and position. Her most-used stepladder is her old school friend, Amelia Sedley. Both women marry soldiers, and ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Eve Matheson Eve Matheson ...  Rebecca Sharp 16 episodes, 1987
Rebecca Saire ...  Amelia Sedley 15 episodes, 1987
Simon Dormandy Simon Dormandy ...  William Dobbin 12 episodes, 1987
Jack Klaff ...  Rawdon Crawley 12 episodes, 1987
David Swift ...  Mr. Sedley 11 episodes, 1987
James Saxon James Saxon ...  Joseph 'Jos' Sedley 10 episodes, 1987
Gillian Raine Gillian Raine ...  Mrs. Sedley 9 episodes, 1987
Benedict Taylor ...  George Osborne 9 episodes, 1987
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ...  Pitt Crawley 8 episodes, 1987
Philippa Urquhart Philippa Urquhart ...  Miss Briggs 8 episodes, 1987
Freddie Jones ...  Sir Pitt Crawley 7 episodes, 1987
Ray Mort ...  Raggles 7 episodes, 1987
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In the time of Napoleon, Becky Sharp, a poor orphan girl, schemes for money and position. Her most-used stepladder is her old school friend, Amelia Sedley. Both women marry soldiers, and both of them are affected by the Battle of Waterloo. Written by Kathy Li

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UK

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English

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11 September 1988 (USA) See more »

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Bâlciul deşertăciunilor See more »

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(16 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Patrick Troughton was booked to play Lord Steyne but died before filming. See more »

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Version of Vanity Fair (1911) See more »

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Very well done adaptation
5 February 2000 | by MartaSee all my reviews

If you've never read "Vanity Fair", this is the version to watch. You'll feel as if you've read the entire book; it is extremely faithful to Thackeray's classic. The production and the story had me hooked, and kept me coming back for each episode even though they were shown at 6am each Tuesday for a number of weeks on A&E. Eve Matheson as Becky was sly and conniving and thoroughly enjoyable. The ensemble cast were every bit as good as she was, and I highly recommend this adaptation for everyone.


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