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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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 6 Trailer
01:55 — 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 dri (more…)
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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…)
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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…)
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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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