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Screen Two: Return of the Native


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Drama, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy and starring
Catherine Zeta Jones
Clive Owen , Joan Plowright
Set in 1842, it tells the turbulent story of mysterious Eustacia Vye, who longs for the excitement of a world beyond the constraints of village life on Egdon Heath. See today's choices.
Screenplay by Robert W Lenski : Producer Nick Gillott Director Jack Gold Stereo Subtitled .....405783
♦See Polly Toynbee : page 14


Novel By: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Catherine Zeta Jones
Unknown: Clive Owen
Unknown: Joan Plowright
Unknown: Egdon Heath.
Unknown: Robert W Lenski
Producer: Nick Gillott
Director: Jack Gold
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Eustacia Vye: Catherine Zeta Jones
Damon Wildeve: Clive Owen
Mrs Yeobright: Joan Plowright
ClymYeobright: Ray Stevenson
DiggoryVenn: Steven MacKintosh
Thomasin Yeobright: Claire Skinner
Captain Vye: Paul Rogers
Susan Nunsuch: Celia Imrie
Humphrey: Richard Avery
Timothy: Peter Wight
Sam: Jeremy Peters
Charley: Gregg Saunders
Granfer Cantle: John Boswall
Christian Cantle: William Waghorn
Johnny: Matthew Owens
Olly Dowden: Britta Smith
Vicar: John Breslin
Mummer: Daniel Newman

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