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Title:
The Forsyte saga. Series 1
Author:
Williams, Sita.
Publication Information:
London : Granada Television Ltd. ; Silver Springs, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
3 videodiscs (426 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
It is late in the Victorian era, and two branches of an upper-crust family--the "good" Forsytes, headed by well-meaning Old Jolyon, and the "bad" Forsytes, headed by crusty barrister James--are at odds, eternally squabbling. The 'saga' focuses on the younger generations - Young Jolyon, Soames, Winifred, June - and their struggles with emotional repression, the rejection of Victorian mores, and the sea changes taking place as a less repressive society emerged. Every family may indeed have its vicissitudes, but few have as many as John Galsworthy's Forsytes.
General Note:
Based on the books by John Galsworthy.

Originally broadcast on October 6, 13, 20 and 27 and November 3, 10 and 17 of 2002, as episodes of the PBS television program Masterpiece Theatre.

Special features: Making of 'The Forsyte Saga' [featurette] (21 min.); Behind-the-scenes photo gallery ; John Galsworthy biography [text feature]; Cast biographies [text feature].
Language:
English
Contents:
Episode one -- Bedside manner -- Sketchy trust -- Final words -- Chance meeting -- Bonds of a family -- Proposals -- Chemistry -- Build a future Episode two -- Reunions -- Hidden dealing -- Truth revealed -- Surprise visit -- High tensions -- Duty served -- Rejections -- Cuckolded

Episode three -- Robin Hill -- Courting peril -- Worrying news -- Settling scores -- Rising pain -- Day in court -- Judgment -- Loss of life Episode four -- Rings of fate -- Ashes to ashes -- Familial home -- Irene's return -- Lifting spirits -- Release -- Sudden loss -- Farewells

Episode five -- Passage of time -- Shirts lost -- Morning after -- Education -- Legal property -- Pursuit -- Family ties -- Paris meeting Episode six -- Complications -- Bounding back -- Shipping off -- Revelations -- Degradation -- Children arrive -- New beginning -- Grave choice
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Added Uniform Title:
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
ISBN:
9781569385289

9781598288728

9781598288711
UPC:
054961528998

054961887293

054961887194
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The Forsyte Saga was a remake of the classic 1960s British miniseries which put the PBS anthology Masterpiece Theatre on the map. Whereas the original version covered all of John Galsworthy's novels about the upper-crust Forsyte clan, requiring 26 episodes to do so, the remake took in only the first two books, running five episodes in Great Britain and seven episodes when it was exported to the U.S. (several sequels were, however, promised should this "trial balloon" prove successful). This was more than ample time to detail the fortunes and follies of the Forsytes as they made the sometimes painful transition from the Victorian to the Edwardian era. The focus was on frosty, tradition-bound Soames Forsyte (Damian Lewis), whose sincere but sterile relationship with his beloved wife Irene (Gina McKee) was complicated by Irene's fondness for iconoclastic architect Bosinney (Ioan Gruffudd). And in another branch of the Forsyte family, Old Jolyon Forsyte (Corin Redgrave) was vexed by the bohemian lifestyle of his son Young Jolyon (Rupert Graves). Budgeted at ten million dollars and running approximately eight hours, the "new" Forsyte Saga debuted in the U.K. on April 7, 2002, and in the U.S. courtesy of PBS on October 6 of that same year. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi