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Sophia and Constance: Episode 4 (S1EP4 BBC Two 4 May 1988, Julian Fellowes)

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Episode 4: While the Franco-Prussian War rages and Paris itself is besieged, Sophia is forced to fend for herself. The values of her upbringing in Bursley come to Sophia’s aid as she begins a new way of life.

Regular Cast: Catherine Cusack (Constance), Melissa Greenwood (Sophia),

Guest Cast: Leonard Preston (Gerald Scales), Julian Fellowes, Beryl Reid, Wendy Williams, Danny Schiller, Ann Heffernan, André Maranne, Bill Wallis, Alan Downer

Writer: John Harvey / Directors: Romey Allison, Hugh David

Airdate: 4 May 1988 on BBC Two Two

Series: Sophia and Constance Season 1 Episode 4

Show Info: Based on the 1908 novel “The Old Wives’ Tale” by Arnold Bennett, considered by many to be his best work. Sophia and Constance tells of the contrasting lives of two sisters from the middle of the 19th century to the first decade of the 20th.