Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters

Keeley Hawes
Director: Nicholas Renton Cast: Keeley Hawes
Keeley Hawes
, Francesca Annis
Francesca Annis
, Justine Waddell
Justine Waddell
Nicholas Renton

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Overview

Debuting November 28, 1999, over BBC1, the four-part British miniseries Wives and Daughters was the second of two TV adaptations of Elizabeth Gaskell's unfinished novel (the first aired in 1972). Set in the early 1800s, the story takes place in a small, gossip-driven English town. Upon the remarriage of her father, heroine Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell) isn't quite sure how to "take" to her modish stepmother, Hyacinth (Francesca Annis), and airheaded stepsister, Cynthia (Keeley Hawes). The fun really begins when both Molly and Cynthia fall in love with Roger Hamley (Anthony Howell), son of the village squire. Inasmuch as author Gaskell passed away before concocting a solution to this romantic triangle, it was up to screenwriter Andrew Davies to come up with a happy (or at least satisfying) denouement. In America, Wives and Daughters was seen as part of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre anthology beginning April 2, 2001.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2006
UPC: 0794051267627
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Bbc Warner
Region Code: 1
Time: 5:00:00
Sales rank: 72,972

Special Features

Closed Caption; 20-minute documentary, "The Making of Wives and Daughters"; 55-minute portrait "Who the Dickens is Mrs. Gaskell?"; Who's Who- a guide to the stars

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keeley Hawes Cynthia
Francesca Annis Hyacinth
Justine Waddell Molly Gibson
Anthony Howell Roger Hamley

Technical Credits
Nicholas Renton Director
Sue Birtwhistle Producer
Deirdre Clancy Costumes/Costume Designer
John Collins Art Director
Andrew Davies Screenwriter
Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
John Keane Score Composer
Mark Kebby Art Director
Kevin Lester Editor
Rupert Ryle-Hodges Producer
Gerry Scott Production Designer
Fred Tammes Cinematographer
Jane Tranter Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wives and Daughters, Part 1
1. In a Strange House [6:31]
2. Seven Years Later [3:23]
3. A Frustrated Lover [3:37]
4. Visiting the Hamleys [5:30]
5. An Unexpected Reunion [3:31]
6. Osborne's Shocking Failure [4:50]
7. A Sudeen Proposal [5:57]
8. Confiding in Roger [5:34]
9. Molly Meets Clare [4:42]
10. Wedding Plans [7:41]
11. Byron and Bees [3:05]
12. A New Mamma [7:42]
13. Sickness and Worry [9:42]
14. Unwelcome Changes [1:28]
15. End Titles [1:11]
1. Cynthia Arrives [4:55]
2. Mourning a Friend [4:08]
3. Osborne's Secret Life [4:21]
4. The New Neighbor [3:21]
5. A Hateful Man [3:44]
6. The Card Game [1:56]
7. A Dinner Party [10:35]
8. Brotherly Confidences [5:42]
9. Unwelcome Gifts [2:14]
10. At the Dance [6:24]
11. The Duchess Arrives [5:32]
12. The Next Day [4:37]
13. Invitation to Africa [4:13]
14. Taken III [8:31]
15. Young Love [4:27]
16. End Titles [1:12]
Disc #2 -- Wives and Daughters, Part 2
1. Roger Leaves England [2:27]
2. A Secret and a Scheme [5:22]
3. A Man's Promise and a Woman's Wish [3:53]
4. The Fathers Meet [3:27]
5. A Letter From Africa [6:21]
6. Coxe's Disappointment [5:53]
7. Clues and Suspicions [4:45]
8. A Trip to London [4:36]
9. Osborne's Despair [3:49]
10. A Couple of Gossips [5:58]
11. Cynthia Returns [6:11]
12. Hints and Insinuations [2:40]
13. A Shocking Discovery [4:28]
14. Cynthia's Confession [7:21]
15. Molly Confronts Preston [5:43]
16. End Titles [1:07]
1. Love Letters [5:42]
2. Another Secret to Keep [3:09]
3. Scandal Over Cards [3:40]
4. The Truth Comes Out [3:53]
5. Lady Harriet Takes a Hand [4:48]
6. A Flirt and a Jilt [4:45]
7. Cynthia Repents [3:46]
8. A Sudden Sorrow [7:06]
9. The Secret Heir [2:10]
10. Making Arrangements [6:32]
11. Another Proposal [5:17]
12. Back From Africa [8:08]
13. Back at Hamley Hall [4:47]
14. Scarlet Fever [3:53]
15. Together at Last [7:25]
16. End Titles [1:34]
Disc #3 -- Special Features
1. The Plot, the People and the Place [7:02]
2. The Gibson Family [9:08]
3. A Story of Relationships [5:04]
4. Awards and End Credits [:57]

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