Room With A View, A (ITV 2007, Timothy Spall, Elaine Cassidy)

Timothy Spall and his son Rafe appear together for the first time as father and son in a new ITV adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel A Room with a View. This classic drama, set against the backdrop of rural Italy and England in the early twentieth century, tells the story of the impressionable young English woman, Lucy Honeychurch, and her attempts to find love and happiness.

In 1912, chaperoned by her cousin Charlotte, Lucy arrives at an Italian guesthouse looking for adventure. There she meets Mr Emerson and his unusual son George, who offer their room with a view to the newcomers.

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Lucy soon finds herself drawn to George, but all too quickly the holiday ends and she returns to her normal life in England. Time passes and she gets engaged to a new man, Cecil Vyse. But will she be able to go through with the marriage when George suddenly reappears in her life?

Timothy Spall and son Rafe (The Chatterley Affair) play Mr Emerson and his son George in this adaptation by Andrew Davies (Bleak House). While Elaine Cassidy and Laurence Fox (Lewis) play Lucy Honeychurch and Cecil Vyse.

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production details
UK | ITV | 93 minutes | 2007

Director: Nicholas Renton
Script: Andrew Davies
Novel: E.M. Forster,

cast
Rafe Spall as George Emerson
Elaine Cassidy as Lucy Honeychurch
Elizabeth McGovern as Mrs Honeychurch
Laurence Fox as Cecil Vyse
Sinéad Cusack as Miss Lavish
Sophie Thompson as Charlotte Bartlett
Mark Williams as Mr Beebe
Timothy Spall as Mr Emerson
Timothy West as Mr Eager
Tom Stewart as Freddy Honeychurch

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