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Masterpiece Episode: "The Forsyte Saga"

Season 32, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: “The Forsyte Saga,” Part 6. It's 1899, and Soames (Damian Lewis), 43, decides he wants a child. And since he can't divorce Irene, he wants her to be the mother. As usual, he won't take no for an answer. As for Irene (Gina McKee), she has found a friend in Young Jolyon (Rupert Graves). Meanwhile, Dartie (Ben Miles) has returned from South America, and Winifred (Amanda Root) has taken him back. But their son Val (Julian Ovenden) isn't so forgiving. Val has also fallen in love, with Jolyon's daughter Holly (Amanda Ryan), much to the distress of Holly's brother Jolly (Christian Coulson).
Original Air Date: Nov 10, 2002
Guest Cast Wendy Craig: Aunt Juley Ann Bell: Aunt Hester Amanda Ryan: Holly Forsyte Rupert Graves: Young Jolyon Forsyte Kika Markham: Mme. Lamotte John Carlisle: James Forsyte Ben Miles: Montague Dartie Maeve Larkin: May Alistair Petrie: George Damian Lewis: Soames Forsyte Amanda Root: Winifred Dartie Beatriz Batarda: Annette Gina McKee: Irene Forsyte Gillian Kearney: June Forsyte Julian Ovenden: Val Dartie Christian Coulson: Jolly Forsyte Blue Merrick: Lily Barbara Flynn: Emily Forsyte David Schofield: Polteed Robert Lang: Swithin

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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