The Forsyte Saga: The Complete Collection [7 Discs] [DVD] [1967]

This seven-disc set contains all 26 episodes of the BBC miniseries The Forsythe Saga. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include interviews, vintage rehearsal footage, a 1969 special on the popularity of the show, deleted scenes, outtakes, and biographies of the cast. This is a solid release from BBC that should please any Anglophile.
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Overview

Special Features

  • From the Rehearsal Room (from Late Night Line-Up of January 7, 1967)
  • Interviews Behind the Scenes (from Late Night Line-Up of July 4, 1967)
  • Soames vs. Irene (Late Night Line-Up of February 10, 1969)
  • The Forsyte Phenomenon (Talkback of February 18, 1969)
  • Deleted and alternate scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Cast bios
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Forsyte Saga
As adapted from the bestselling novels by John Galsworthy, the BBC miniseries The Forsyth Saga occupies a unique place in the history of its parent network. It premiered in 1969, at a point when the television operations of the British Broadcasting Corporation were still nascent. Forsyth's success brought stability and weight to the network, and dramatically increased BBC viewership. Not long after, Forsyth served as the impetus, in the United States, for PBS to launch Masterpiece Theatre as one of the cornerstones of its programming - beginning with American rebroadcasts of Forsyth. The drama delved into the intrigues of a nouveau riche British family, whose members included property-chaser Soames (Eric Porter), the passionate lover Irene (Nyree Dawn Porter), reflective outsider Jo (Kenneth More) and freewheeling-daughter Fleur (Susan Hampshire, who won an Emmy for her performance). This box set contains the entire miniseries. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack - Winifred
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