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Tilly Trotter 

Tilly Trotter is a down to earth young woman who is full of integrity and impassioned with innocent affection for the local farmer. Resilience and self belief carry her through some very ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Carli Norris ...  Tilly Trotter 4 episodes, 1999
Simon Shepherd ...  Mark Sopwith 4 episodes, 1999
Gavin Abbott Gavin Abbott ...  Simon Bentwood 4 episodes, 1999
Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong ...  Fred Leyburn 4 episodes, 1999
Gavin Makel Gavin Makel ...  Steve McGrath 4 episodes, 1999
Shaun Mechen Shaun Mechen ...  Hal McGrath 3 episodes, 1999
Sara Gunn Sara Gunn ...  Fanny Drew 3 episodes, 1999
Madelaine Newton Madelaine Newton ...  Biddy Drew 3 episodes, 1999
Fred Pearson ...  Simes 3 episodes, 1999
Sarah Jane Foster Sarah Jane Foster ...  Katie Drew 3 episodes, 1999
Ian Daniell Ian Daniell ...  Jimmy Drew 3 episodes, 1999
Angela Simpson Angela Simpson ...  Phyllis Coates 3 episodes, 1999
Judith Parker Judith Parker ...  Ada 3 episodes, 1999
Thomas Wansey Thomas Wansey ...  Matthew Sopwith 3 episodes, 1999
Kevin Grahame Kevin Grahame ...  Pike 3 episodes, 1999
Richard Ling Richard Ling ...  Luke Sopwith 3 episodes, 1999
Pat Dunn Pat Dunn ...  Mrs. Lucas 3 episodes, 1999
Sarah Moffat Sarah Moffat ...  Jessie Ann Sopwith 3 episodes, 1999
Barnaby Francis Barnaby Francis ...  John Sopwith 3 episodes, 1999
Michael Conroy Michael Conroy ...  Sam Drew 3 episodes, 1999
Brian Hogg Brian Hogg ...  Davey Rice 3 episodes, 1999
Beth Goddard ...  Ellen Ross 2 episodes, 1999
Elizabeth Kelly Elizabeth Kelly ...  Annie Trotter 2 episodes, 1999
Richard Huw Richard Huw ...  Parson Ross 2 episodes, 1999
Giuliano Neri Giuliano Neri ...  Mick McGrath 2 episodes, 1999
Dale Meeks Dale Meeks ...  Ned Wheeler 2 episodes, 1999
Sarah Preston Sarah Preston ...  Mary Bentwood 2 episodes, 1999
Richard Dempsey ...  Harry Sopwith 2 episodes, 1999
Anne Orwin ...  Cook 2 episodes, 1999
Sarah Alexander ...  Lady Agnes Myton 2 episodes, 1999
Amelia Bullmore ...  Eileen Sopwith 2 episodes, 1999
Georgie Glen ...  Mabel Price 2 episodes, 1999
Basil Moss Basil Moss ...  Mr. Burgess 2 episodes, 1999
Helen Coker ...  Maggie / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Tony Neilson Tony Neilson ...  Micky Hanson 2 episodes, 1999


Tilly Trotter is a down to earth young woman who is full of integrity and impassioned with innocent affection for the local farmer. Resilience and self belief carry her through some very dark days, and this splendid adaptation shows us her journey from destitution to eventual happiness. True love grows with time and in the most unexpected of places. Tilly had her own mind, nobody can take that away from her. I totally recommend this film - the DVD is 3 hours long - every minute worth watching. A must for Catherine Cookson fans, and for realists and romantics. Written by Cáitín Áine Dublin

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8 January 1999 (UK) See more »

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This is a must-see for lovers of romance, especially Catherine Cookson fans!
28 December 1999 | by timzebgilSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of Catherine Cookson's work, and have seen all movies based on her books. I read the Tilly Trotter trilogy about a year ago, and ordered this movie the minute I learned of it. I was not disappointed! The movie, Tilly Trotter, is one of the finest interpretations of a Catherine Cookson novel, definitely as good or better than The Girl. It's a great story, which deals with class divisions, overcoming adversity and the power of love.

As with the first book in the Tilly Trotter series, I was left wishing the story would continue. I hope there are plans to make movies based on the second and third books in the series, with the same cast, of course! I'll be waiting and hoping!

A tip for US viewers: To defray the cost of purchasing this and other Cookson movies, consider donating them to your public library for a tax deduction. They'll be there whenever you get the urge to see them again. Meanwhile, others are sure to enjoy these movies.

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