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The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton (2006)

In 19th century Victorian England, Mrs. Isabella Beeton produced what became an essential book for housewives of the day. She was married at a relatively young age to Sam Beeton, a ... See full summary »

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Kathryn Hughes (book), Sarah Williams
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Madeley ... Isabella Beeton
JJ Feild ... Sam Beeton
Jim Carter ... Henry Dorling
Anna Chancellor ... Elizabeth Dorling
Siobhan Hayes ... Anne - the Maid
Joseph Mawle ... Fred Greenwood
Andrea Riseborough ... Myra
Liz Kettle Liz Kettle ... Henrietta
John Albasiny ... M. Goubard
Pierre Becker Pierre Becker ... French Assistant
Katie Kensit ... Blonde Woman
Tim Preece Tim Preece ... Dr. Ramsey
Philip Anthony Philip Anthony ... Dr. Oliver
Rupert Wickham Rupert Wickham ... Dr. Winchester
Maureen Bennett Maureen Bennett ... Mrs. Beeton
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In 19th century Victorian England, Mrs. Isabella Beeton produced what became an essential book for housewives of the day. She was married at a relatively young age to Sam Beeton, a publisher of books and magazines on a variety of subjects. Not someone to sit at home in the traditional role of a housewife, Mrs. Beeton started work in her husband's business, initially as an editor correcting English but then writing some of the columns herself. It as at this point that she developed an idea for a cookbook and Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management was born. Her life was not an easy one however. The publishing business went bankrupt, she lost two children at a young age and had several miscarriages. She died at the age of 28. Written by garykmcd

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The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton
16 October 2006 | by crazycricketfanSee all my reviews

I saw this advert on the BBC, and was instantly attracted to it as it was a period drama with wonderful fashion and one with plenty of passion. This programme follows the life of Mrs Beeton who wrote a handbook for women in the Victorian age and married Sam, a poor publisher. All actors do a wonderful job and show real emotion. The story is thoroughly enjoyable with some beautiful country locations and a good supporting cast. Mrs Beeton's life, is however, is one that is tainted with tragedy, but nonetheless you can really see the love between her and her husband. Brilliant casting, and not bad at all for one and a half hours.


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