Love for Lydia

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.'

Season 1, Episode 1 Love for Lydia

First Aired: September 23, 1979

Romance and tragedy unfold against a backdrop of Depression-era England in a 12-part adaptation of H.E. Bates' novel. Part 1 begins with Evensford reporter Edward Richardson (Christopher Blake) covering the arrival of Lydia Aspen (Mel Martin), who has come to live with her two elderly aunts (Beatrix Lehmann, Rachel Kempson) following the death of her father. Rollo: Michael Aldridge. Bretherton: David Ryall. Tom: Peter Davison.

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