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 5 Love for Lydia

First Aired: October 21, 1979

In Part 5, Alex (Jeremy Irons) gets drunk at a village dance and picks a fight with Blackie (Ralph Arliss). Lydia: Mel Martin. Richardson: Christopher Blake. Nancy: Sherrie Hewson. Tom: Peter Davison.