Vanity Fair (1967 TV serial)

Vanity Fair is a BBC television drama serial adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name broadcast in 1967. It was the first drama serial in colour produced by the BBC. Vanity Fair starred Susan Hampshire as Becky Sharp. The serial was also broadcast in 1972 in the US on PBS television as part of Masterpiece Theatre, and Hampshire received an Emmy Award for her portrayal in 1973.

Vanity Fair
Written byWilliam Makepeace Thackeray (novel)
Rex Tucker
Directed byDavid Giles
StarringSusan Hampshire
Original language(s)English
Production
Running time6x1 hour
DistributorBBC
Release
Original releaseDecember 2, 1967 - December 30, 1967

This was the second of four television adaptations of Vanity Fair produced by the BBC; other serials had been transmitted in 1956/7, in 1987, and in 1998.

Plot summary

For a full length summary of the book, see: Vanity Fair plot summary.

Cast

Awards

  • 1973: Emmy Award - Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama/Comedy - Limited Episodes) - Susan Hampshire

DVD

This adaptation is now available on DVD, distributed by Acorn Media UK.

References


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