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Based on the bestselling 1861 English novel by Ellen Wood. In 1845 An aristocrat's gives his only daughter ( lady Isabelle) an elaborate coming of age birthday party ( on credit) on their ... See full summary »

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David Green

Writers:

Mrs. Henry Wood (novel), Philip Mackie (dramatised by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Eichhorn ... Lady Isabel Vane
Martin Shaw ... Archibald Carlyle
Gemma Craven ... Barbara Hare
Tim Woodward ... Francis Levison
Annette Crosbie ... Cornelia Carlyle
Rodney Bewes ... Raymond Vane
Jane Asher ... Emma Vane
Patrick Allen ... Earl Mount Severn
Kenneth Connor ... Mr Dill
Harold Innocent ... Justice Hare
Bryan Marshall ... Orway Bechel
Carolyn Pickles ... Joyce Hallijohn
Christopher Baines Christopher Baines ... Richard Hare
Barbara Ward Barbara Ward ... Afy Hallijohn
Diana Hardcastle ... Wilson
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Based on the bestselling 1861 English novel by Ellen Wood. In 1845 An aristocrat's gives his only daughter ( lady Isabelle) an elaborate coming of age birthday party ( on credit) on their large East Lynne property where important plot characters are intriduced. Written by kateann1027

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A Victorian Tearjerker
11 July 2016 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I enjoyed pretending I was living in 1861 when this novel was written in a society which had a paucity of medical knowledge when they referred to tuberculosis as consumption.In a bitter way it was the fashionable way to go with artists and classical musicians succumbing to its deadly hold on the lungs.Death was a frequent visitor to Victorian families. On a brighter note it was pleasant to see Kenneth Connor, Rodney Bewes & Annette Crosbie in serious dramatic roles instead of clowning around in sitcoms and "Carry On " films.I also spotted Tim Woodward who played the "Ideal Husband" in a 1985 BBC production of Oscar Wilde's play.If any other users have seen the film "A Girl Must Live" (1938) starring Margaret Lockwood, there is a scene set in a theatrical boarding house where Margaret is introduced to the other guests in the profession and a Miss Pokehorne whose claim to fame was she "was the noises off in East Lynne"! IMDb rated this famous Victorian melodrama 1982 TV movie 7.5 at the time I viewed it and I too rated it at 7.


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29 December 1982 (UK) See more »

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