Forsyte Saga, The (BBC-2 1967 with Kenneth More and Nyree Dawn Porter)

UK / BBC Two / 26×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 January – 1 July 1967

Creator/Producer: Donald Wilson / Novels: John Galsworthy

Period drama series. The lives and loves of the Forsyte family between the years 1879 and 1926. A massive success at the time and a clear forerunner of the saga type of shows (Upstairs Downstairs, The Pallisers etc). The Forsyte Saga was also the first serial sold by the BBC to the Soviet Union.

ITV (Granada) broadcast a new 10 part adaption from April 2002 which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Rupert Graves and Damien Lewis.

KENNETH MORE as Joylon ‘Jo’ Forsyte
ERIC PORTER as Soames Forsyte
NYREE DAWN PORTER as Irene Forsyte
MARGARET TYZACK as Winifred Forsyte
FAY COMPTON as Ann Forsyte
TERENCE ALEXANDER as Montague Dartie
SUSAN HAMPSHIRE as Fleur Forsyte
URSULA HOWELLS as Frances Forsyte
MARTIN JARVIS as Joylon ‘Jon’ Forsyte
MICHAEL YORK as Joylon ‘Jolly’ Forsyte
JOSEPH O’CONOR as Old Joylon