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The Forsyte Saga 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Series (2002–2003)
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.
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2003   2002  
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Series cast summary:
Damian Lewis ...  Soames Forsyte 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Rupert Graves ...  Young Jolyon Forsyte / ... 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Gina McKee ...  Irene Forsyte / ... 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Amanda Root ...  Winifred Dartie 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Ben Miles ...  Montague Dartie 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Gillian Kearney ...  June Forsyte 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Alistair Petrie ...  George / ... 10 episodes, 2002-2003
Ann Bell ...  Aunt Hester / ... 8 episodes, 2002-2003
Malcolm Raeburn Malcolm Raeburn ...  Parfitt 7 episodes, 2002-2003
Barbara Flynn ...  Emily 6 episodes, 2002
Beatriz Batarda ...  Annette Forsyte née Lamotte / ... 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Julian Ovenden ...  Val Dartie 6 episodes, 2002-2003
John Carlisle John Carlisle ...  James Forsyte 6 episodes, 2002
Amanda Ryan ...  Holly Dartie née Forsyte / ... 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Wendy Craig ...  Aunt Juley 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Maggie Fox Maggie Fox ...  Bilson 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Corin Redgrave ...  Old Jolyon Forsyte / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Jowanna Rose Jowanna Rose ...  Smither 5 episodes, 2002-2003
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The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon Forsyte. Soames is a solicitor, all proper and straight-laced. His love for the beautiful Irene is his only weakness as is his beautiful daughter Fleur. Jolyon is the opposite, a free-thinking artist who abandons his wife to live with his children's nanny. Their lives and their children's lives will intersect over 30 years bringing happiness to some and tragedy to others. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Wendy Craig was asked to play Aunt Juley as she had done in the first series but was not available because of her regular role in The Royal (2003). See more »

Quotes

Jon Forsyte: You can't marry him! You can't...
Fleur Forsyte: And who are you to tell me that? If you won't have me, then I shall do it my own way. And I'll forget about you, Jon Forsyte! I swear I will!
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Connections

Version of That Forsyte Woman (1949) See more »

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June's Song
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By Geoffrey Burgon
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Engrossing continuation of the scandal ridden Forsyte tale
16 May 2006 | by roghacheSee all my reviews

This is the sequel to the previous year's mini series, The Forsyte Saga, based on John Galsworthy's novel. It continues on with the dramatic lives of the younger generation of Forsytes, namely the forbidden romance between Fleur and Jon. Fleur is the daughter of Soames Forsyte, and Jon the son of Soames's former wife, Irene. Once again scandal, secrets, and deception dominate the tale. Like its predecessor, this saga has beautiful English scenery, finely furnished country manors, and lovely period costumes.

The story is interesting, though I personally find Fleur not a sympathetic heroine at all but instead totally self absorbed, deceptive, and manipulative. Jon is much more appealing, a young man with a deep love and respect for his parents. From their first encounter at an art gallery, the lovely & spoiled Fleur has made up her mind to have Jon for herself. Naturally their ill advised love affair opens up all the old wounds between Soames and Irene. In addition to Fleur and Jon, there is a likable third party to the love triangle... Michael Mont, who also vies for Fleur's affections. Essentially the conniving Fleur uses poor Michael for her own selfish purposes.

Actually, the most compelling part of the story for me remains the unfolding lives of the older generation, Soames and Irene. Soames is now wed to the unfaithful French Annette, and Irene is happily married to Jolyon. Especially given the drama with their offspring, will Soames ever be rid of his obsession with Irene, the wife who never loved him and is now married to another?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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