The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.
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Series cast summary:
Matthew Macfadyen ...  Henry Wilcox 4 episodes, 2017
Hayley Atwell ...  Margaret Schlegel 4 episodes, 2017
Philippa Coulthard ...  Helen Schlegel 4 episodes, 2017
Alex Lawther ...  Tibby Schlegel 4 episodes, 2017
Joe Bannister ...  Charles Wilcox 4 episodes, 2017
Donna Banya Donna Banya ...  Annie 4 episodes, 2017
Tracey Ullman ...  Aunt Juley 4 episodes, 2017
Bessie Carter ...  Evie Wilcox 4 episodes, 2017
Joseph Quinn ...  Leonard Bast 4 episodes, 2017
Rosalind Eleazar ...  Jacky Bast 4 episodes, 2017
Yolanda Kettle ...  Dolly Wilcox 3 episodes, 2017
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ...  Miss Avery 3 episodes, 2017
Gavin Brocker ...  Crane 3 episodes, 2017
Miles Jupp ...  Percy Cahill 3 episodes, 2017
William Belchambers ...  Burton 2 episodes, 2017
Hannah Traylen Hannah Traylen ...  Nancy 2 episodes, 2017
Jonah Hauer-King ...  Paul Wilcox 2 episodes, 2017


The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.

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8 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Howards End See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Matthew Macfadyen and Hayley Atwell worked together in "Any Human Heart" (2010). See more »


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Excellent adaptation, well acted and presented
19 November 2017 | by asastewartSee all my reviews

I'm writing this review after episode 2, mainly to counter some of the other overly critical reviews of Howard's End.

I loved the movie version with Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins, but I feel this miniseries version can explore further some of the issues and topics E.M. Forster touched on in his book; class, gender, nationality etc. Also the mirrored circumstances across the class divide and how characters deal with them

As regards race and some of the casting i.e. the housemaid and Jacky Bast, I think they were interesting choices and one Forster would have approved of. He was a fierce opponent of racism (especially anti-anti-semitism) and, to answer another question a reviewer posed, yes there were black people in Edwardian London, all part of the class struggles of the period.

The cast are all excellent, especially Hayley Atwell and Philippa Coulthard. The costumes and cinematography are great. In the first episode the background music seemed rather loud and obtrusive, but this wasn't a problem for me in episode 2. I'm looking forward to episodes 3 & 4.

To those who say it's slow and nothing happens, I'm not sure what to say. Maybe watch the other channel with 'I'm a celebrity get me out of here' on it, or a Transformers movie.

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