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Jane Eyre 

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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.
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Series cast summary:
Sorcha Cusack ...  Jane Eyre 5 episodes, 1973
Michael Jayston ...  Edward Rochester 5 episodes, 1973
Hazel Clyne Hazel Clyne ...  Leah 4 episodes, 1973
Megs Jenkins ...  Mrs. Fairfax 4 episodes, 1973
Isabelle Rosin Isabelle Rosin ...  Adèle 4 episodes, 1973
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ...  John 4 episodes, 1973
Zara Nutley ...  Grace Poole 4 episodes, 1973
Jean Harvey Jean Harvey ...  Mrs. Reed 3 episodes, 1973
Anna Korwin Anna Korwin ...  Sophie 3 episodes, 1973
Edward de Souza ...  Richard Mason 2 episodes, 1973
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

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Edward de Souza, who played Mason in this adaptation would go on to play the same part in the 1996 Franco Zeffirelli movie that also featured William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsburg and Anna Pacquin. See more »

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Edward Rochester: My bride is here, because my equal is here and my likeness!
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Version of Jane Eyre (1996) See more »

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Jane Eyre BBC mini series 1973 the definitive version
29 July 2005 | by ritabannonSee all my reviews

I was delighted to read the positive reviews of this wonderful adaptation of Jane Eyre. I agree wholeheartedly with all the comments listed. I remember watching this series on BBC 2 in the early 1970s and was absolutely captivated. It brought the novel to life in the most magical way. At that time I was studying Jane Eyre as a text for 'O' level English Literature and it made studying the novel a real pleasure. I have never seen a better Mr Rochester or Jane Eyre and the sexual chemistry between Michael Jayston and Sorcha Cusack was electrifying to watch. I have not seen this series since that original broadcast and to the best of my knowledge it was never repeated. It was pre video recorders in our household so we have no copy of it. I would dearly love to view it again and have tried in vain to obtain a copy. The BBC have released later and in my opinion inferior versions but apparently have no plans to release this one. It is testimony to the power of those wonderful performances of more than 30 years ago that I can still remember how superb they were. Here's hoping that the BBC have a change of heart.


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UK

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English

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27 September 1973 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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