- General info
After years as 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 bewitching and beautiful stepsister, Cynthia. In spite of their differences, the girls quickly form a close relationship. The strength of this friendship is soon tested however, 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.
- Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Francesca Annis, Keeley Hawes, Tom Hollander, Anthony Howell, Michael Gambon, Barbara Flynn, Deborah Findlay, Iain Glen, Peter Copley, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian Carmichael, Rosamund Pike, Emily McKenzie, Elizabeth Spriggs, Tonia Chauvet, Shaughan Seymour, Georgie Glen, Roddy Maude-Roxby
- Nicholas Renton
- Drama, Romance, TV Dramas
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 301 minutes
- English LPCM Stereo
- Dutch, English Hard of Hearing
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
- Who the Dickens is Mrs Gaskell?
- An additional 30 minutes of the original music composed by John Keane. Compiled and digitally edited by David Maurice
- Disc 1:
- This disc includes episodes 1-2
- Disc 2:
- This disc includes episodes 3-4
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- Wives and Daughters review by MD
Very enjoyable, but in the last episode I was puzzled to see a woman with a trendy short haircut. It looked completely out of place. I wonder if women really had hair like that then.
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