For sheer prettiness, this is the apotheosis of BBC tea-time classicism. Real locations (care- fully muddied roads, immaculately authentic masonry) look more artificial than any studio mock-up. Foster's ambling treatment of George Eliot's novel - embittered outcast rediscovering humanity - generates the urgency of a waxworks show in its picturesque rollcall of accomplished players, Kingsley's self-consciously actorish miser included. MHoy.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Louis Marks, Giles Foster|