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Sophia and Constance


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written by JOHN HARVEY based on The Old Wives' Tale by ARNOLD BENNETT The third of six parts with Patricia Routledge Alfred Burke
Linsey Beauchamp Katy Behean
Nigel Bradshaw Leonard Preston
The sisters have escaped from the domination of their mother, but find that marriage has its drawbacks. Constance must adjust to a new life in her old home, while in Paris Sophia is horrified by her husband's extravagance and selfishness. Courtesan VIOLETTA
Costume designer GILL HARDIE


Written By: John Harvey
Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Alfred Burke
Unknown: Linsey Beauchamp
Unknown: Katy Behean
Unknown: Nigel Bradshaw
Unknown: Leonard Preston
Designer: Gill Hardie
Designer: Maggie Thomas
Producer: John Harris
Directed By: Romey Allison
Directed By: Hugh David
Sophia: Katy Behean
Gerald Scales: Leonard Preston
Constance: Linsey Beauchamp
Samuel Povey: Nigel Bradshaw
Mrs Baines: Patricia Routledge
Mr Critchlow: Alfred Burke
Daniel Povey: Peter Kelly
French saleswoman: Shirley Cain
Maggie: Penny Leatherbarrow
Boon: Niven Boyd
Head waiter: William Lawford
Aristocratic Englishman: Edward Hibbert
Chirac: Julian Fellowes
Gypsy fiddler: Jansci Hosszu
Miss Insull: Freda Dowie
Collier: Edward Kelsey
Mrs Daniel Povey: Jacqueline Skarvellis

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