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Program Title
The Spoils of Poynton

Based On
The Novel by Henry James

Adapted By
Lennox Phillips

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The "spoils" are a stunning collection of the finest pieces of furniture and works of art stored in Poynton Park, an old country manor house in northern England. When Owen Gereth, owner of Poynton Park, is unwilling to marry Fleda Vetch, his mother's choice of bride for him, Mrs. Gereth removes the art treasures from the house--art treasures she has been collecting for 26 years. After Owen's marriage to Mona Brigstock, he offers Fleda any object in the collection, by way of reparation. She arrives at Poynton to find that the house is on fire and the magnificent collection is now lost forever to everyone.

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Cast Characters
June Ellis
Diane Fletcher
Pauline Jmaeson Mrs. Gereth
Gemma Jones Fleda Vetch
Ian Ogilvy


Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Peter Sasdy

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