JANE EYRE 1973
UK / BBC-2 / 5×55 minute episodes / Broadcast 27 September – 25 October 1973 @ 8.30pm
Writer: Robin Chapman / Script Editor: Alistair Bell / Novel: Charlotte Bronte / Production Design: Stuart Walker / Costume Design:
Roger Reece / Make Up: Elizabeth Rowell / Producer: John McRae / Director: Joan Craft
This classic 1840′s literary masterpiece tells the story of the humble but spirited governess Jane Eyre and her relationship with the charismatic Edward Rochester.
Following an unhappy childhood, Jane becomes governess to the young ward of Rochester – Adele Varens and it is not too long before Jane has fallen in love with Edward, she agrees to marry him but their are some things about both Mr Rochester’s past and his house that before too long are causing Jane serious concern.
This was a well regarded and well cast version of Bronte’s classic.
SORCHA CUSACK as Jane Eyre
MICHAEL JAYSTON as Edward Rochester
SUSAN JAMESON as Miss Temple
JOHN PHILLIPS as Mr Brocklehurst
STEPHANIE BEACHAM as Blanche Ingram
SUSAN BRODRICK as Mary Rivers
CAROLINE HARRIS as Diana Rivers
ZARA JABER as Grace Poole
MEGS JENKINS as Mrs Fairfax
ISABELLE ROSIN as Adele
JULIET WALEY as Jane as a child
GEOFFREY WHITEHEAD as St John Rivers