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Sophia and Constance: Episode 6 (S1EP6 BBC Two 18 May 1988, Phyllis Calvert)



Episode 6: After more than 30 years apart, a chance meeting brings Sophia and Constance face to face. Now in their 60s, the two sisters find it as hard as ever to agree, and their battle of wills resumes behind the draper’s shop.

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

Guest Cast: Phyllis Calvert (Constance), Helen Cherry (Sophia), Alfred Burke (Mr Critchlow), Freda Dowie (Miss Insull), Melissa Greenwood (Sophia), Leonard Preston (Gerald Scales), Katy Behean (Sophia), Michael Kingsbury, Sarah Grazebrook, Robert McBain, Philip Childs, John Franklyn-Robbins, Kate Percival, Sadie Hamilton, Michael Shaw, Irene Richard, Gerald James

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

Airdate: 18 May 1988 on BBC Two Two

Series: Sophia and Constance Season 1 Episode 6

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.