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John Galsworthy
A biography of the Nobel Prize-winning author

...On a South Sea voyage in 1893, a chance meeting with Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness) convinced Galsworthy to give up law and become a writer instead. At the age of 28, he began writing stories...



An interview with Damian Lewis
Starring Damian Lewis as Soames Forsyte...

"... I went to English boarding schools and grew up around people very much like Soames and in a milieu very much like the Forsytes's, even down to wearing tails, and stiff collars, and cravats. So I feel quite at home in the environment in which The Forsyte Saga takes place. But I'm a more ebullient person..."



The Forsyte Saga, circa 1967
The story behind the Saga

...Viewers remember the way the nation shut down each Sunday night for the event. Pubs closed early and the streets were deserted. The Church even rescheduled its evening worship services so that the immense audience could be ready for the start of the show...


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