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Set in mid-1950's England, this story tells of the wealthy, socially upwardly-progressive Ratcliffe family. Their youngest daughter, seventeen year old Vanessa, feels alienated from her ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilia Fox ...  Vanessa Ratcliffe
Ben Miles ...  Angus Cotton
Jan Harvey ...  Jane Ratcliffe
Keith Barron ...  Jonathan Ratcliffe
Denis Lawson ...  Arthur Brett
Catherine Terris ...  Emily Cotton
Isabelle Amyes Isabelle Amyes ...  Irene Brett
Jill Halfpenny ...  Rosie Cotton
Emma Woollard Emma Woollard ...  Susan Ratcliffe
Niall Refoy Niall Refoy ...  Stan
Christian Rodska ...  Dr. Carr
Tony Hodge Tony Hodge ...  Wilton
Trevor Fox Trevor Fox ...  Fred Singleton
David Shelley ...  Brian Braintree
Martin Slav Martin Slav ...  Ray Ratcliffe
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Set in mid-1950's England, this story tells of the wealthy, socially upwardly-progressive Ratcliffe family. Their youngest daughter, seventeen year old Vanessa, feels alienated from her selfish parents, who are more interested in their eldest daughter's upcoming marriage into one of their town's old families. An old friend of the family, who is himself trapped in a loveless marriage, makes love to Vanessa one night, and she becomes pregnant, but won't reveal who the father is. Her parents are sure it is an employee of the Ratcliffe's, Angus Cotton, who hotly denies this and quits his job to go and start his own business. Vanessa ends up leaving home, and when Angus hears of the poor conditions she's living in in a Newcastle skid-row neighbourhood, he offers to marry her and she accepts. Written by kitsilanoca@yahoo.ca

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Country:

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Release Date:

9 January 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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The action is set in Newcastle in 1958 but the car driven by Denis Lawson's character Arthur Brett displays a road fund licence for 1954 four years out of date. An offence that would lead to a court appearance and fine. See more »

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Blue Suede Shoes
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Written and performed by Carl Perkins
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Beautiful!!
13 November 2018 | by joyfulpSee all my reviews

This series was not easy to find . I found it on dailymotion in three parts . However the search was worth it . It was a beautiful watch. What I loved about it is, it wasn't too fairytale like. Not everything is happily ever, they will be trials etc. Most importantly though in the end the couple chose to focus on themselves and stopped seeking validation from the bitter parents of the wife .l recommend this one . It's real nice


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