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The Forsytes: The Complete Series

John Galsworthy (and others)

Jessica Raine stars in all four BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels.

An irresistible family saga of love, money and betrayal, The Forsytes: The Complete Series encompasses four acclaimed BBC Radio 4 productions of Galsworthy’s perennially popular epic, spanning 50 years from 1886 to 1936.

The Forsytes sees wealthy Soames Forsyte questioning his relationship with his beautiful wife Irene. As evidence of her betrayal emerges, the family is torn apart and scandal unleashed. In The Forsytes Continues, it is 1920 and Soames would do anything for his sparkling daughter, Fleur. But when she falls in love with the wrong man, how can he stop history repeating itself? The Forsytes Returns picks up Fleur’s story four years later, as she vows to put her past behind her and settle down. But those around her are intent on stirring up trouble. The Forsytes Concludes introduces young Dinny Cherrell, Fleur’s cousin. Unbeknown to both, their lives will be paralleled in ways neither could have predicted...

Starring Jessica Raine, with a cast including Joseph Millson, Juliet Aubrey, Jonathan Bailey, Ben Lambert and Sarah Ridgeway, this compelling drama delves behind the Edwardian façade to reveal Galsworthy's wonderful wit, observation and insight into human nature.

Duration: 17 hours

The Forsytes Concludes

John Galsworthy (and others)

8 episodes based on the last volume of John Galsworthy’s saga, including the novels Maid in Waiting, Flowering Wilderness and One More River.

The saga moves to Oxfordshire, where the Cherrell family is introduced and Dinny Cherrell, cousin to Fleur and Michael, is full of excitement at the life ahead of her. As the years unfold, however, she is struck by love, then tragedy, and shock as figures from the past return unexpectedly.

The Forsytes Returns

John Galsworthy (and others)

Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation continuing John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years.

Galsworthy's novels The Silver Spoon and Swan Song, dramatized here in 7 episodes, continue to follow Fleur Forsyte, as she falls in love with Jon, and later, escaping heartbreak, marries Michael Mont and embraces all society has to offer.

The Forsytes Continues

John Galsworthy (and others)

Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the books in John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years.
The books To Let and The White Monkey, follow the fortunes of Fleur Forsyte, played by Jessica Raine, the young wealthy daughter of Soames. As she embraces all the experiences of the early 1920s, an archetypal Bright Young Thing, Soames, cautious of the modern, attempts to protect his daughter from the dangers of the new age.

The Forsytes

John Galsworthy (and others)

Joseph Millson and Jessica Raine star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the first two books in John Galsworthy's saga of the Forsyte family spanning 50 years.
These 8 episodes dramatise the events of Galsworthy's first two novels in the saga; The Man of Property and In Chancery as well as the interlude Indian Summer of a Forsyte.
In this, powerful and wealthy lawyer Soames Forsyte begins to question his relationship with his beautiful wife Irene. As evidence of her betrayal starts to emerge, the family is torn apart and scandal unleashed.

Biography

John Galsworthy (1867 – 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.