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Go-Between, The (BBC-1 2015, Joanna Vanderham, Ben Batt)

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Period drama The Go-Between is a beautiful and haunting evocation of lost innocence and forbidden love, told over the long hot summer of 1900.

Spending his summer holiday with the Maudsley family, 13 year-old Leo soon finds himself captivated by the enchanting Marian Maudsley. As the heat of the summer intensifies, Leo becomes more and more embroiled in the forbidden romance between Marian and farmer Ted Burgess, until he sets in motion a chain of events that has devastating consequences on his young life.

Based on the classic novel, The Go-Between tells a timeless story about love, desire, duty and class at the beginning of the 20th century.

production details
UK | BBC One | 1×90 minutes | 2015

Director: Pete Travis
Script: Adrian Hodges, L.P. Hartley,

cast
Lesley Manville as Mrs. Maudsley
Vanessa Redgrave as Older Marian
Joanna Vanderham as Marian Maudsley
Stephen Campbell Moore as Hugh Trimingham
Tim McMullan as Butler
Jim Broadbent as Old Leo
Ben Batt as Ted Burgess
Jack Cutmore-Scott as Denys Maudsley
Nicholas Evans as Boy Treble
Jack Hollington as Leo
Samuel Joslin as Marcus Maudsley
Emily Laing as Julia
Tony Pankhurst as Station Porter (uncredited)