Originaltitel: Vanity Fair
Längd per avsnitt: 50 min min
Gwyneth Hughes adaptation of Thackerays literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes. (TheTVDB)
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Miss Sharp in the Presence of the Enemy
Miss Sharp in the...
Lowly teaching assistant Becky issues headmistress Miss Pinkerton with an ultimatum – pay her properly to teach at her Academy for Young Ladies or find her a station elsewhere. Miss Pinkerton calls Beckys bluff, and Becky is forced to pack away her meagre possessions. Kindly stockbrokers daughter...
Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends
Miss Sharp Begins...
In darkest Hampshire, Becky spends her days as governess to Sir Pitt Crawley’s neglected daughters. Her employers handsome youngest son, Rawdon, does his best to interest Becky in a flirtation. But Beckys ambition is to get into her employers good books, and soon she is promoted to the position...
A Quarrel about an Heiress
A Quarrel about an...
Becky has moved in with her rich aunt Matilda, and seems to have a bright future ahead of her. However, war is brewing on the horizon, which threatens the fortunes of the scheming social climber and everyone she knows. Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackerays novel, starring Olivia Cooke.
In Which Becky Joins Her Regiment
In Which Becky...
On the eve of the battle, Becky makes a triumphant entrance into high society and finds a new use for old friends. Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackerays novel about an amoral woman who cunningly manoeuvres her way to the top of Georgian high society. Starring Olivia Cooke.
In Which Battles Are Won and Lost
In Which Battles...
The Napoleonic Wars enter their decisive moment as the battle of Waterloo gets underway, with George fighting on the front line. Becky has come to the conclusion that war is not such a bad thing, since it presents plenty of opportunities for money to be made.
In Which a Painters Daughter Meets a...
In Which a Painters...
Becky works out how to live well on nothing a year, but flies too high as she joins the dizzy ranks of lords, ladies and kings.
Endings and Beginnings
Becky is left alone in the world and living in greatly reduced circumstances when Steyne arranges for Rawdon to be shipped overseas. Dobbin discovers that Amelia plans to remarry, a revelation that inspires him to finally confess his feelings for her - but he is not prepared for her reaction. The...