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Anna of the Five Towns (BBC-2 1985 with Linsey Beauchamp and Peter Davison)

UK / BBC Two / 4×55 minute episodes / Broadcast 9 January – 30 January 1985

Writer: John Harvey / Novel: Arnold Bennett / Music: Nigel Hess, Phillip McCann / Costume Design: Joyce Hawkins / Design: Michael Edwards / Producer: Colin Rogers / Director: Martyn Friend

Period drama serial. In the Potteries in the late 19th century young Anna Tellwright reaches 21 and discovers she has been left a fortune in trust (which she is now of age to utilise) by her late mother, but she soon realises money isn’t everything.

cast
LINSEY BEAUCHAMP as Anna Tellwright
EMRYS JAMES as Ephraim Tellwright
ANTON LESSER as Willie Price
PETER DAVISON as Henry Mynors
HILARY MASON as Sarah Vodrey
KATIE CAREY as Agnes Tellwright
ANNA CROPPER as Mrs Sutton
ANNE MANNION as Beatrice Sutton
EDWARD KELSEY as Titus Price
JOHN BOTT as Reverend Banks
BARRIE COOKSON as Mr Sutton