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Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Tracy Whitwell ...  Cissie Brodie 3 episodes, 1994
Lucy Cohu ...  Isabelle Fischel 3 episodes, 1994
Ray Stevenson ...  Matthew Turnbull 3 episodes, 1994
Philip Voss ...  Cunningham 3 episodes, 1994
James Fox ...  Lord Fischel 3 episodes, 1994
Leanne Bradford Leanne Bradford ...  Bella Brodie 3 episodes, 1994
Luke Conway Luke Conway ...  Jimmy Brodie 3 episodes, 1994
Fiona Dixon Fiona Dixon ...  Mary Brodie 3 episodes, 1994
Julie Hesmondhalgh ...  Rose Turnbull 3 episodes, 1994
Danny Lee Danny Lee ...  William Brodie 3 episodes, 1994
Andrew McWilliams Andrew McWilliams ...  Joe Brodie 3 episodes, 1994
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ...  Hatton 3 episodes, 1994
Edward Rawle-Hicks Edward Rawle-Hicks ...  Clive Fischel 2 episodes, 1994
Tim Barker Tim Barker ...  Morris 2 episodes, 1994
Mike Elliott Mike Elliott ...  Miller Watson 2 episodes, 1994
Henry Moxon Henry Moxon ...  Parson Hedley 2 episodes, 1994
George Ralstrick George Ralstrick ...  Turnbull 2 episodes, 1994
Sheri Shepstone Sheri Shepstone ...  Nancy Turnbull 2 episodes, 1994
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Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for her younger brothers and sisters with the help of Matthew, a local carpenter, but her life becomes complicated when the aristocratic Fischel family take an unwelcome interest. Written by Anonymous

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8 May 1994 (UK) See more »

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Catherine Cookson is rolling in her grave
24 January 2016 | by Saramee68See all my reviews

The Dwelling Place is one of the best books I've ever read with strong characters and an unforgettable plot. This movie is NOTHING like the book. Nothing. The Cissie of the book was beautiful, strong, dignified and weighed down by the burden of having to feed and shelter nine children; the Cissie in the movie looked and acted like a street urchin who never displayed grief at losing her parents and who obviously never combed her hair.

The characters of Isabel and Clive were so stereotypical that it was laughable - she was the evil witch and he was the weak-kneed pretty boy with not one ounce of courage.

The only cast member worth a nickel was Ray (who played Matthew). The screenwriters and directors of this joke should hang their heads in shame.


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