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 3 Love for Lydia

First Aired: October 7, 1979

To his delight, Richardson (Christopher Blake) is asked to take Lydia (Mel Martin) to a charity ball in Part 3. Alex: Jeremy Irons. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Tom: Peter Davison. Mrs. Sanderson: Wendy Gifford. Aunt Bertie: Beatrix Lehmann. Aunt Juliana: Rachel Kempson.