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Wives and Daughters 

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (1999– )
The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.
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 Mr. Gibson 4 episodes, 1999
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 Miss Phoebe 4 episodes, 1999
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 Miss Browning 4 episodes, 1999
Emily McKenzie ...
 Maria / ... 4 episodes, 1999
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 Mr. Preston 4 episodes, 1999
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 Osborne Hamley 4 episodes, 1999
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 Roger Hamley 4 episodes, 1999
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 Squire Hamley 4 episodes, 1999
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Tonia Chauvet ...
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 Mrs. Goodenough 3 episodes, 1999
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 Lady Cumnor 3 episodes, 1999
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 Robinson 3 episodes, 1999
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 Lady Harriet 3 episodes, 1999
Shaughan Seymour ...
 Lord Hollingford 3 episodes, 1999
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 Sheepshanks / ... 3 episodes, 1999
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 Mr. Coxe 2 episodes, 1999
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 Lizzie Goodenough 2 episodes, 1999
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 Miss Hornblower 2 episodes, 1999
Jacqueline Pilton ...
 Mrs. Dawes 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mr. Henderson 2 episodes, 1999
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...
 St. Hilaire 2 episodes, 1999
Dariel Pertwee ...
 Lady Cuxhaven 2 episodes, 1999
Ben Illis ...
 Mr. Wynne 2 episodes, 1999
Gordon Gostelow ...
 Williams 2 episodes, 1999
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 Mrs. Hamley 2 episodes, 1999
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For many years, young Molly Gibson had lived a blissful sheltered life with her widower father. However, her world is shaken with the introduction of new acquaintances and situations. Molly becomes friends with a landed gentry family, which includes two brothers with very different temperaments. Meanwhile, her father marries a widow with a daughter close in age to Molly. Eventually, Molly becomes a trusted confidante for her new friends and family; but the secrets become burdensome, as the gossip begins to circulate about Molly herself. Written by L. Hamre

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Esposas e hijas  »

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The white and purple floral print gown Francesca Annis (Mrs. Kirkpatrick) wears at the Towers in the opening scenes is the same costume worn by Emilia Fox (Clara Copperfield) in David Copperfield (1999), and by Michelle Duncan (Charlotte Lucas) while sewing cushions at Longbourn in Lost in Austen (2008). See more »

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[to Mr. Preston]
Cynthia Kirkpatrick: I didn't sell myself. I liked you then, but oh, do I hate you now!
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Featured in The Best of Masterpiece Theatre (2007) See more »

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Wonderful.
12 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is quite simply an exceptional piece of television theater which the BBC has justifiably gained a world wide reputation for. An outstanding cast bring to life a riveting story of ,intrigue, loyalty, and romance which will delight and enthral all devotee's of the costume drama.


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