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Wives and Daughters

"A masterpiece - Bravo!"

"A pleasant surprise"

Wives And Daughters - with Francesca Annis and Ian Carmichael

The novel by Elizabeth Gaskell which tells the story of Molly Gibson, the daughter of a small town doctor, and her life after her father remarries... Molly and her new stepsister become close friends until they become love rivals.

Andrew Davies' 1999 adaptation of Mrs Gaskell's Wives and Daughters was hailed as the rediscovery of a "forgotten" classic novel and found the BBC on the crest of a wave with costume dramas - led by Pride and Prejudice. Handsome and beautifully filmed, if anything, it surpassed the quality of even that highly praised landmark production.

On the DVD: Presented in 16:9 format with a Dolby Digital stereo soundtrack, this two-disc presentation retains all the hallmarks of the original BBC viewing experience. The picture quality is lush--the production lighting is excellent--and the sound quality sharp. As an audio bonus, there is also 30 minutes of John Keane's music.

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