Love for Lydia

  • 1979
  • TV Show
  • None

Romance and tragedy unfold against a backdrop of Depression-era England in an acclaimed adaptation of H.E. Bates' novel about a shy young heiress who becomes a worldly sophisticate. The British miniseries aired on `Masterpiece Theatre.'

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Lydia finds the village dance exciting, but Richardson and Alex are put off by the rustic surroundings and Blackie's influence. After going off to drink, Richardson and Alex return to the dance to find their worst fears realized.

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Episode 5 Trailer
01:48 — Lydia finds the raucous Sunday tea at the Holland farm amusing. At first enthusiastic about going to society dances with Richardson and his friends, s (more…)
Episode 1 Trailer
01:32 — Young reporter Edward Richardson despises his job at Evensford's small-town newspaper and longs to be a real writer. As he gazes out the window throug (more…)
Episode 8 Trailer
01:59 — The morning after the party, Richardson is inconsolable, Blackie faces ruin and Alex senses an opportunity. After Lydia suffers a painful loss, the pa (more…)
Love For Lydia Trailer
00:59 — Provincial heiress Lydia Aspen grows from bashful teen to wild jazz-age flapper while toying with the affections of a young writer and three other men (more…)
Episode 12 Trailer
01:56 — On his return, Richardson finds Evensford in decline and bleaker than ever. He discovers that someone very dear to him is dying and that Lydia is desp (more…)
Episode 2 Trailer
01:25 — Neglecting his job, Richardson sneaks away to take Lydia ice-skating. Shy at first, she shows flashes of petulance as well as warmth. Richardson's fri (more…)
Episode 7 Trailer
01:37 — All Evensford attends Lydia's grand 21st birthday party at the Aspen estate. Lydia is thrilled by the glamour of the party and the attention she recei (more…)
Episode 9 Trailer
01:36 — Grieving and at loose ends, Richardson is revived by hard work and companionship. Tom's kindness to a young woman is twisted by people he though were (more…)
Episode 3 Trailer
01:57 — As winter ends, Richardson and Lydia quarrel and part. He takes a new job as a clerk, vowing to write on his own, but he is too despondent to begin. A (more…)
Episode 4 Trailer
01:59 — Now sporting a stylish bob, Lydia grows bolder. Concerned about her niece's social isolation, Aunt Bertie urges Richardson to take Lydia to an upcomin (more…)
Episode 10 Trailer
01:58 — Richardson makes plans to move on. Lydia tries out her housekeeping skills. The accusations against Tom intensify until he sees only ruin ahead. For t (more…)
Episode 11 Trailer
01:53 — Richardson makes a new start, and Lydia embarks on a frenzy of wild partying. Richardson tolerates his job in a London bookshop and spends every spare (more…)

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  • Premiered: September 23, 1979
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Romance and tragedy unfold against a backdrop of Depression-era England in an acclaimed adaptation of H.E. Bates' novel about a shy young heiress who becomes a worldly sophisticate. The British miniseries aired on `Masterpiece Theatre.' (more)

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