TV Far From the Madding Crowd (ITV 1998, Paloma Baeza, Nathaniel Parker) Published 2 years ago on April 12, 2017 Paloma Baeza takes on the mantle of Bathsheba, the role made famous by Julie Christie in the 1967 movie of Far from the Madding Crowd. This adaptation of the classic Thomas Hardy novel is a story of love, passion and loss as the beautiful Bathsheba is torn between three lovers. Co-starring with Baeza are Nathaniel Parker and Nigel Terry. There were a few scary moments on set during production when Jonathan Firth and Paloma, were surrounded by 25,000 bees. ‘We filmed them tending a swarm and made a honeypot to attract the bees,’ says producer Hilary Bevan-Jones. ‘The crew were kitted out in full protective gear, but Jonathan and Paloma only had one protective hat and face-net between them because they share one in the script. You could see bees on their clothes. By some miracle neither was stung but the buzzing gave everyone a thumping headache.’ Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of Dorset country folk, and Nathaniel Parker, who plays farmer Gabriel Oak, learned how to shear a sheep with traditional scissor clippers. The sheep, loaned by a Derbyshire farmer, were relieved when he finally got clipping. They’d sweated through summer to leave their woolly coats intact for winter scenes. production details UK / ITV – Granada – GBH Boston / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 – 27 July 1998 Writer: Philomena McDonagh / Novel: Thomas Hardy / Executive Producer: Rebecca Eaton / Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones / Director: Nicholas Renton cast Nathaniel Parker as Gabriel Oak Victoria Alcock as Temperance Miller Charles Simon as Old Malter Jonathan Firth as Frank Troy Nigel Terry as Mr Boldwood Paloma Baeza as Bathsheba Everdene Natasha Little as Fanny Robin John Boswall as Timothy Sean Gilder as Joseph Poorgrass Phillip Joseph as Jan Coggan Tracy Keating as Liddy Smallbury Linda Bassett as Maryann Money Sarah Tansey as Soberness Miller Andy Robb as Mark Clark Kevin Kibbey as Billy Smallbury Elizabeth Estensen as Mrs Coggan Luke Redbond as Cain Ball Neil Caple as Laban Tall Robin Soans as Henery Fray GranadaHilary BevanITVJonathan FirthJonesNatasha LittleNathaniel ParkerNicholas RentonNigel TerryPaloma BaezaPeriod dramaRebecca EatonSean GilderThomas HardyTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes9 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes9 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes9 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes9 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago Private Eyes: Getaway With Murder (S2EP12 ION Sun 24 Feb 2019) Getaway With Murder: Shade and Angie are hired by the owner of a luxurious rustic lodge to investigate an infidelity... Episodes9 hours ago Shameless: You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It (S9EP12 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It: When a blackout hits the South Side, Kevin and Veronica come up... Episodes9 hours ago True Detective: Now Am Found (Season finale Sun 24 Feb 2019) Now Am Found: Wayne (Mahershala Ali) struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.