• Synopsis
  • Reviews
  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Synopsis

    Four-part adaptation. After years as a widower, village doctor Mr. Gibson has decided to remarry – something for which his naïve daughter, Molly, is wholly unprepared.

    Soon Molly’s world is overturned by the arrival of an unwanted stepmother and a bewitching and beautiful stepsister, Cynthia. In spite of their differences, the two girls quickly form a close relationship. But the strength of their friendship is soon tested when the girls become rivals in love and matters are further complicated when a dangerous secret emerges from Cynthia’s past with serious consequences for them both.

  • Reviews

    The quality of the BBC classic series could not be better illustrated than here.

    Eye For Film, Angus Woolfe Murray

  • Awards

    2000 – 4 BAFTA Awards including:

    • Best Actor (Michael Gambon)

    3 BAFTA Nominations including:

    • Best Drama Serial

    2000 – 2 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards including:

    • Best Drama Series/Serial

    2000 – 2 Royal Television Society Awards including:

    • Best Actor (Michael Gambon)
  • Credits

    Justine Waddell
    Molly Gibson
    Bill Paterson
    Mr. Gibson
    Francesca Annis
    Hyacinth Gibson
    Keeley Hawes
    Cynthia Kirkpatrick
    Tom Hollander
    Osborne Hamley
    Anthony Howell
    Roger Hamley
    Michael Gambon
    Squire Hamley
    Penelope Wilton
    Mrs. Hamley
    Iain Glen
    Mr. Preston
    Barbara Flynn
    Miss Browning
    Deborah Findlay
    Miss Phoebe
    Barbara Leigh-Hunt
    Lady Cumnor
    Ian Carmichael
    Lord Cumnor
    Rosamund Pike
    Lady Harriet Cumnor
    Anna Maguire
    Young Molly
    Elizabeth Spriggs
    Mrs. Goodenough
    Richard Coyle
    Mr. Coxe
    Doreen Andrew
    Peter Copley
    Shaughan Seymour
    Lord Hollingford
    Michael Bryant
    Dr. Nichols
    Tonia Chauvet
    Nicholas Renton
    Writer (adaptation)
    Andrew Davies
    Writer (novel)
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    Producers include:
    Sue Birtwistle
    Jane Tranter
    Fred Tammes
    John Keane



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