Rent Vanity Fair: Series (1987)

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Eve Matheson and Rebecca Saire lead the cast in this 16-part adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic, filmed entirely at the Pebble Mill Studios. Set in the Napoleonic Wars, 'Vanity Fair' is a rich and resplendent satire of English society in which according to Thackeray, there is "great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling". Becky (Eve Matheson), the penniless, orphaned daughter of an artist and a French opera dancer, and Amelia Sedley (Rebecca Saire), the sheltered child of a rich City Merchant are unlikely, but firm friends.
From the drawing rooms of Regency London to the fields of Waterloo, 'Vanity Fair' tells their story. Becky, an irrepressible schemer - one of the most seductive social climbers of all time - will stop at nothing to get what she wants. While her friend, the meek and mild Amelia, pursues the opposite course. In the end both girls get what they want but not quite in the way they planned. Jack Klaff stars as the red blooded Rawdon Crawley, Benedict Taylor as the dashing young officer, George Osborne, James Saxon as Amelia's brother, Jos, Simon Dormandy as Osborne's loyal friend, Dobbin, and Freddie Jones as the lecherous Sir Pitt Crawley.
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Terrance Dicks
Alexander Baron, William Makepeace Thackeray
Simply Media
British TV, TV Classics, TV Dramas
Release Date:
Run Time:
490 minutes
English LPCM Mono
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Miss Sharp and Sedley Open the Campaign
2. Vauxhall Gardens
3. Crawley of Queen's Crawley
4. Arcadian Simplicity
5. Who Played on the Piano
6. A Marriage and Part of a Honeymoon
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
7. Amelia Invades the Low Countries
8. The Grill I Left Behind Me
9. Widow and Mother
10. How to Live Well on Nothing a Year
11. Struggles and Trials
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
12. The Very Best of Company
13. A Vulgar Incident
14. After the Battle
15. Our Friend the Major
16. Old Acquaintance

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