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The Forsyte Saga is an immense drama of sex, power, and money. It chronicles the lives of three generations of a powerful Victorian family. Superior, arrogant and confident on the surface, beneath the imposing veneer lies a festering core of unhappy and brutal relationships, riddled with jealousies and tensions.
At that heart of the Saga is Soames Forsyte, a rich and successful partner in the family law firm and a staunch upholder of the old moral code. But his fiery, tormented relationship with his beautiful wife Irene upsets his complacency and, as Irene embarks on a passionate affair, the Forsyte Family is cruelly ripped apart in a bitter feud.
A classic of English literature, The Forsyte Saga paints a fascinating picture of early twentieth century London life, charting the progress of a great dynasty from the height of the Victorian era through the turbulent transition into the modern age. The Forsyte Saga is a compelling drama of love, adultery, obsession and deceit, providing an enticing glimpse into a passionate and flamboyant existence.
DVD extras include:
Making Of The Forsyte Saga
The Forsyte Saga is nothing if not superior soap opera. It could all have gone horribly wrong, haunted by the spectre of its BBC predecessor--a television legend for anyone over 40. Instead, it succeeds entirely on its own merits with scarcely a weak link; from Stephen Mallatratt's taut and fluid script to David Moore's carefully measured, seamess direction.
Risks were taken to banish the old ghosts, particularly in the casting. In the event, Damian Lewis' repressed Soames and Gina McKee as his ill-matched bride, the enigmatic Irene, are inspired choices delivering complex portraits of unhappy, damaged human beings who deserve our sympathy. In a sea of marvellous cameos and splendid acting, the top honours go to Corin Redgrave and Rupert Graves for their hauntingly sensitive interpretations of Old and Young Jolyon, as well as to Amanda Root's increasingly exasperated Winifred; and Gillian Kearney's sharply intelligent and worldly June. All rounded characters without a weakly written cipher in sight. --Piers Ford
Enjoyed this thouroughly, well acted good entertaiment for a long evenings watching.Published 7 days ago by Mrs M. Carmichael
It's fine. Doesn't have the last series in cLled To Let but all the early episodes are therePublished 3 months ago by Beryl the Peril
I have enjoyed watching this period drama with lots of intrigue and suspense. Well acted!Published 6 months ago by Lynda Holmes
there was a mistake in the making of the tape.part two and three were the same , part four was o.k. it has now been sent abroad as a gift ,Published 8 months ago by Shonna Manderson
The storyline is superb but I do think the casting lets it down unfortunately, apart from Corin Redgrave who is brilliant as the ageing Jolyon. The costumes are fantastic though.Published 15 months ago by Rowena
I felt the later series were a little bit of a disappointment after season one. This was our first introduction to a set of marvellous characters in interesting times. Read morePublished on 30 May 2011 by Jack Be Quick