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Sienna Guillory ...  Jenny Bunn 3 episodes, 2000
Rupert Graves ...  Patrick Standish 3 episodes, 2000
Robert Daws ...  Dick Thompson 3 episodes, 2000
Emma Chambers ...  Martha Thompson 3 episodes, 2000
Neil Jones Neil Jones ...  Horace Charlton 3 episodes, 2000
Ian Driver Ian Driver ...  Graham McClintoch 3 episodes, 2000
Jeff Rawle ...  Mr. Charlton 3 episodes, 2000
Hugh Bonneville ...  Julian Ormerod 3 episodes, 2000
Kathy Kiera Clarke ...  Anna Le Page 3 episodes, 2000
Amelia Warner ...  Sheila Torkingham 3 episodes, 2000
Rupert Vansittart ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 2000
Bridget McConnell Bridget McConnell ...  Miss Sinclair 2 episodes, 2000
Natalie Roles ...  Joan 2 episodes, 2000
Deborah Cornelius ...  Susan 2 episodes, 2000
Simon Evans ...  Horse 2 episodes, 2000
Dave Hill Dave Hill ...  Mr. Bunn 2 episodes, 2000
Nina Young ...  Wendy 2 episodes, 2000
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The novel opens with Jenny Bunn's arrival at her lodging-house. She's a young, strikingly beautiful, provincial Northern woman who has moved to a London suburb to take her first teaching job. Jenny has rented a room in the home of a middle-aged couple, Dick and Martha Thompson. Dick Thompson, is apparently some sort of an auctioneer and his wife Martha Thompson is bored, cynical, and openly suspicious of attractive young Jenny. The Thompsons' other lodger, Anna, is apparently French. Jenny soon meets Patrick Standish, an acquaintance of the Thompsons, who is immediately attracted to her. Patrick takes Jenny on a date to what seems to her to be a fashionable, upmarket Italian restaurant, but which Amis makes clear is a classless suburban pseudo-Italianate place. Impressed, Jenny lets Patrick take her back to the house he shares with Graham, an unattractive Scottish schoolmaster. Heavy petting ensues and Patrick assumes that Jenny will sleep with him, but instead she rebuffs him and ...

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Much Better than the Book.
9 July 2019 | by jjparishSee all my reviews

And i dont say that often. They got the feel, the mood and the music of the period just right for this. Sienna guillory was a bit weak and too hard faced to play the northern ingenue role. But rupert graves, robert dawes and hugh bonneville more than made up for her. To be honest the innocent young school teacher role should have gone to castmate Amelia Warner. She had the pure and guileless beauty that you felt was needed for a character who unitentionally creates havoc amongst the men of the town.


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