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Vanity Dies Hard: Part 1 ()


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When wealthy middle-aged divorcée Alice Fielding, marries a handsome younger man, her best friend Nesta, who has fallen on hard times, begins to resent her.

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Jane Gurnett ...
Nesta Drage
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Justin Whittaker
Leonard Preston ...
Hugo Whittaker
Arthur White ...
Mr. Snow
David Hargreaves ...
Mr. Feast
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Daphne Feast
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Harry Blunden
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Alice Fielding
Melanie Kilburn ...
Jackie Whittaker
Damian Hunt ...
Mark Whittaker
William Holmes ...
Chris Whittaker
Shirley Cain ...
Doctor's Receptionist
Mark Frankel ...
Andrew Fielding
Anne Jameson ...
Mrs. Johnson
Michael Parkhouse ...
Vicar
Joanna Kanska ...
Pernille Madsen
John Gill ...
Old Man
Annoushka Le Gallois ...
Florist Assistant
James Bowers ...
Postman

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Alan Grint

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Julian Bond ... (adaptation)
 
Ruth Rendell ... (novel)

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Graham Benson ... executive producer
Colin Rogers ... executive producer: Meridian
Neil Zeiger ... producer

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Brian Bennett

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Ken Brinsley

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Nigel Bate

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Steve Crabb ... second assistant film editor (uncredited)

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Malcolm Drury

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Mark Ward

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Peter Bull

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Rita Angell

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Debbie McKinlay ... makeup supervisor

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Graeme MacArthur ... production manager

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Francesco Reidy ... first assistant director

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Graham Curtis ... production buyer
John Hamon ... graphic artist

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Dave Fallon ... dubbing mixer
Maurice Hillier ... sound recordist

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Richard Muller ... camera operator

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Ian Strachan ... location manager

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Gwenneth Hughes ... continuity (as Gwen Hughes)

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Peter Harvey ... production accountant
Dawn Mortimer ... production coordinator
Jeff Taylor ... key floor runner (uncredited)
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Wealthy but barren orphan Alice,raised by her uncle Justin, marries younger teacher Andrew Fielding, raising him up the social ladder. Her best friend, Nesta Drage, a widowed florist, hits financial hardship but refuses Alice's offer of help, planning to sell up and move. The night before the move she dines with the Fieldings and Andrew drives her home, past the graveyard being dug up to make way for a new by-pass. Next morning she has gone without any word of farewell, yet she has left behind a trunk with all her clothes in . Written by don @ minifie-1

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  • Vanity Dies Hard: Part 1 (United Kingdom)
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