Eleanor Marx (BBC-2 1977, Jennie Stoller, Alan Dobie)

Eleanor Marx was a trilogy of dramas about the life and loves of Karl Marx’s daughter Tussy.

The episodes were titled Tussy, Eleanor and Dr Aveling’s Dog.

classic quote
“It’s strange to think that your father is the most important man alive in Europe today. But for you and me, Tussy, who know that … it makes life a bit difficult.” – Engels

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production details
UK / BBC-2 / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 – 24 January 1977

Writer: Andrew Davies / Producer: Louis Marks / Director: Jane Howell

cast
Jennie Stoller as Eleanor Marx
Alan Dobie as Doctor Edward Aveling
Gideon Kolb as Spy
Patsy Byrne as Lenchen
Tina Marian as Mary Ellen
Nigel Hawthorne as Engels),
Lee Montague
David Daker as Will Thorne
Philip Joseph as Freddy Demuth

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