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A Tale of Two Cities 

Two men, one an aristocrat, and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.
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Series cast summary:
James Wilby ...  Sydney Carton 2 episodes, 1989
Xavier Deluc Xavier Deluc ...  Charles Darnay 2 episodes, 1989
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ...  Lucie Manette 2 episodes, 1989
John Mills ...  Jarvis Lorry 2 episodes, 1989
Jean-Pierre Aumont ...  Dr. Alexandre Manette 2 episodes, 1989
Anna Massey ...  Miss Pross 2 episodes, 1989
Kathy Kriegel Kathy Kriegel ...  Madame Defarge 2 episodes, 1989
Alfred Lynch ...  Jerry Cruncher 2 episodes, 1989
Gérard Klein Gérard Klein ...  Monsieur Defarge 2 episodes, 1989
Jonathan Adams ...  Stryver 2 episodes, 1989
Karl Johnson ...  Barsad 2 episodes, 1989
Marie Bunel ...  Peasant Girl 2 episodes, 1989
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ...  Road Mender / ... 2 episodes, 1989
François Lalande François Lalande ...  Gabelle 2 episodes, 1989
Claude Le Saché Claude Le Saché ...  Aristocrat / ... 2 episodes, 1989
André Maranne André Maranne ...  Aristocrat / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Nicolas Serreau Nicolas Serreau ...  Jacques 2 episodes, 1989
Jean-Pierre Stewart Jean-Pierre Stewart ...  Public Prosecutor / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Michel Subor ...  Le père de Darnay 2 episodes, 1989
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Two men, one an aristocrat, and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.

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21 May 1989 (UK) See more »

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A Tale of Two Cities See more »

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I got through it
4 March 2015 | by bob998See all my reviews

In my youth I set myself the task of reading Dickens. I read Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Little Dorrit and a few other novels with great pleasure. I decided that I could skip the ones I judged weaker, and so I never bothered with A Tale of Two Cities. On the basis of this ITV series I made the right choice. Dickens is never interesting when he deals with events taking place before he was born, and so it is here. I don't care about Dr. Manette and his daughter, Sidney Carton and his death-wish, or any of the other plot threads.

The cast is starry: John Mills, James Wilby, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Anna Massey (whom I remember from so many TV dramas) and many more capable performers, many of them French. The sets are well-designed, costumes appropriate... ho hum.


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