Sunday, September 2, 2018 (7 episodes)
PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON VICTORIAN TV SAGA ‘VANITY FAIR’ WITH OLIVIA COOKE, TOM BATEMAN, CHARLIE ROWE, SURRANE JONES, FRANCES DE LA TOUR! MEET ALL THE CHARACTERS!
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|Vanity Fair starts tonight on British ITV!|
Believe it or not, Autumn unofficially starts today and the first historical series to open the new season tonight on ITV is the latest small screen adaptation of William Thackeray‘s novel VANITY FAIR (if I got it right it will also start airing this month on HBO cable channels around the world and will air for US audience later on at Amazon). The story is set in the Napoleonic era following the destiny of resourceful Becky Sharp played by Olivia Cooke. The second episode airs as soon as Monday, and the rest of the series will air next five Sundays.
The seven part drama coming from Poldark‘s and Victoria‘s Mammoth Screen, is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows
|The series will also start this month on HBO world cable channels|
modern heroine Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of villainy, crime,
|The series will air in seven hourlong episodes!|
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.
The cast also includes Surrane Jones as snobbish Miss Pinkerton who hates Becky, Michael Palin plays Thackeray himself, the mysterious
|Surrane Jones plays snobbish Miss Pinkerton|
narrator, Claire Skinner is Amelia’s mother Lady Sedley, Simon Russell Beale is Mr Sedley, David Flynn is Amelia’s vain brother Jos, a figure of
|David Flynn is Jos Seddley, vain and ridiculous and fat|
ridicule whom Becky tries to seduce. Mathew Baynton is Sir Pitt’s uptight son Bute Crawley, Robert Pugh‘s is George’s rich father Mr Osborne.