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Director  David Giles
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First episode date  December 10, 1967
Language  English
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Initial release  1967
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Writer  William Makepeace Thackeray, Rex Tucker
Network  British Broadcasting Corporation
Screenplay  William Makepeace Thackeray, Rex Tucker
Cast  Susan Hampshire (Becky Sharp), Dyson Lovell (Rawdon Crawley), Roy Marsden (George Osborne), John Welsh (Sir Pitt Crawley), Richard Caldicot (John Osborne)


Similar  The Barchester Chronicles, Coming Home (TV serial), Tom Brown's Schooldays (TV serial)

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Vanity Fair is a BBC television drama serial adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name broadcast in 1967 (the first drama serial in colour produced by the BBC). It starred Susan Hampshire as Becky Sharp, for which she received an Emmy Award in 1973. The serial was also broadcast in 1972 in the US on PBS television as part of Masterpiece Theatre.

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The BBC would later produce another adaptation in 1987, and another in 1998. A previous version was transmitted on the BBC in 1956/7.

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Plot summary

For a full length summary of the book, see: Vanity Fair plot summary.

Cast

  • Susan Hampshire as Becky Sharp
  • Dyson Lovell as Rawdon Crawley
  • Bryan Marshall as Captain Dobbin
  • Marilyn Taylerson as Amelia Osborne
  • Roy Marsden as George Osborne
  • John Moffatt as Jos Sedley
  • Barbara Couper as Miss Matilda Crawley
  • Barbara Leake as Mrs. Sedley
  • Michael Rothwell as Pitt Crawley
  • Howard Taylor as Horrocks
  • John Welsh as Sir Pitt Crawley
  • Mark Allington as Ensign Stubble
  • Thelma Barlow as Miss Briggs
  • Richard Caldicot as Mr. Osborne
  • Robert Flemyng as Lord Steyne
  • Awards

  • 1973: Emmy Award - Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama/Comedy - Limited Episodes) - Susan Hampshire
  • DVD

    This adaptation is now available on DVD, distributed by Acorn Media UK.

    References

    Vanity Fair (1967 TV serial) Wikipedia
    Vanity Fair (1967 TV serial) IMDbVanity Fair (1967 TV serial) themoviedb.org


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