The Forsyte Saga (2002–2003)

Episode #2.1 

Soames' daughter by Annette and Jolyon's son by Irene meet again June's art gallery and begin a romance.


John Galsworthy (novel)

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Episode credited cast:
Damian Lewis ... Soames Forsyte
Rupert Graves ... Jolyon Forsyte Jr.
Gina McKee ... Irene Forsyte née Heron
Emma Griffiths Malin ... Fleur Mont née Forsyte
Lee Williams Lee Williams ... Jon Forsyte
Amanda Root ... Winifred Dartie nee Forsyte
Gillian Kearney ... June Forsyte
Beatriz Batarda ... Annette Forsyte née Lamotte
Ben Miles ... Montague Dartie
Michael Maloney ... Prosper Profond
Alistair Petrie ... George Forsyte
Oliver Milburn ... Michael Mont
Amanda Ryan ... Holly Dartie née Forsyte
Julian Ovenden ... Val Dartie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Bell ... Aunt Hester


1920;- June is running an art gallery in London,where Soames comes to an exhibition with Fleur, his daughter by second wife Annette. Irene is also there with Jon, her son from her marriage to Jolyon. Whilst Irene is not happy to see her ex-husband the youngsters hit it off and Fleur invites herself to stay with Dartie's son Val and his wife Holly, in the knowledge that Jon is learning agriculture at a nearby farm. Aware of the feud in their family they agree to keep their friendship a secret but Holly notices and tells her father, Jolyon. Soames attends a charity auction for war victims organized by aristocratic ex-soldier Michael Mont and the two men become friends due to a mutual love of art. Prosper Profond, a wealthy Armenian, acquaints himself with Montague Dartie through a shared interest in horse-racing, flirting with Winifred but also going on a date with Soames' wife Annette. Jolyon, having been told by his doctor that he has a heart condition and must not exert himself, ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance








Release Date:

25 May 2003 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Soames Forsyte: so... if you couldn't commit the matter to paper...
Jolyon: keep your daughter away from my son! You probably know, they are together, as we speak.
Soames Forsyte: [takes off his glasses] I had no idea.
Jolyon: They met at June's gallery. My son is staying with Val and Holly. Your daughter invited herself down, finagle her way in!
Soames Forsyte: Val Darty and his wife extended Fleur an invitation...
Jolyon: She forced their hand! She must be like you, she sees something and decides to get it.
Soames Forsyte: [puts down his glasses] so what do you want me to do?
Jolyon: make...
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