The Forsyte Saga (2002–2003)
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Emotionally aloof Soames Forsyte, a well-to-do solicitor becomes enamored at first sight of Irene Heron, but she turns down his marriage proposal,

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Christopher Menaul

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Ooms ... Hélène
Rupert Graves ... Young Jolyon Forsyte
Sarah Winman Sarah Winman ... Frances
Corin Redgrave ... Old Jolyon Forsyte
Robert Lang ... Swithin
Alistair Petrie ... George
Ben Miles ... Montague Dartie
Amanda Root ... Winifred
Damian Lewis ... Soames Forsyte
Wendy Craig ... Aunt Juley
Judy Campbell ... Aunt Ann
Ann Bell ... Aunt Hester
John Carlisle John Carlisle ... James Forsyte
Barbara Flynn ... Emily
Graeme Hawley ... Gradman
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The Forsytes are a well-established, upper middle-class family. Soames Forsyte is a solicitor in practice with his father James. A handsome man, he is nonetheless something of a cold fish. His heart skips a beat however when on a business trip to Bournemouth, he meets Irene Heron. Over an extended period of time, he asks her several times to marry him. She eventually relents on the condition that should the marriage prove to be an unhappy one, he would let her go. Soames' sister Winnifred is to marry Montague Darty, someone with a reputation for the high life, despite the fact that he has no money. Another Forsyte is Young Jolyon, someone with an artistic bent who, when rumors falsely suggest he is having an affair with his daughter June's governess, discovers the true affection he has for her. After telling his wife Frances that he wants to end their marriage his father, known as Old Jolyon, banishes him from his house and his family. Many years later, 17 year-old June Soames is ... Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2002 (UK) See more »

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Color

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16 : 9
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The novel begins in 1886 whereas the TV series begins in 1874. Galsworthy's novels were published between 1906 and 1921. See more »

Quotes

Frances: Whatever was between you, Jolyon, I'm prepared to ignore. We will not talk about it, and we will go on as if nothing has happened.
Young Jolyon Forsyte: Until this evening nothing "had" happened.
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