Lorna Doone (BBC Drama, Amelia Warner, Richard Coyle)

Period drama Lorna Doone was set in 17th Century Exmoor, where John Ridd (Richard Coyle) and Lorna Doone (Amelia Warner), whose families are involved in a long running feud (John Ridd’s father was killed by the Doones and he had sworn revenge), fall in love.

This was a no expense spared version and had a rugged muddy realistic feel to it.

Cast: AMELIA WARNER as Lorna Doone; RICHARD COYLE as John Ridd; AIDAN GILLEN as Carver Doone; MARTIN CLUNES as Jeremy Stickley; PETER VAUGHAN as Sir Ensor Doone; BARBARA FLYNN as Sarah Ridd; MARTIN JARVIS as Baron de Whichehalse; MICHAEL KITCHEN as Judge Jeffreys; ANTON LESSER as Counsellor Doone; REBECCA CALLARD as Ruth Huckaback; JACK SHEPHERD as Uncle Reuben; ANTHONY CALF as Tom Faggus; JESSE SPENCER as Marwood de Wichehalse; JOANNE FROGGATT as Lizzie Ridd; HONEYSUCKLE WEEKS as Annie Ridd; RUTH SHEEN as Betty Muxworthy; TREVOR COOPER as John Fry

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Writer: Adrian Hodges / Producer: Deidre Keir / Director: Mike Barker

UK / BBC One / 2×80 minutes / 24 – 26 December 2000

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