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The Forsyte Saga, Series II
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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...



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...



Sita Williams
Sita Williams, producer of both Series I and II, on the family

"...We see Fleur's absolute freedom compared to her father and her attempt to free him from himself to enjoy life a bit more. What affected all this abandonment of the twenties in Britain was the First World War. So many young people were killed that the young who survived, or who were just growing up, went wild. They believed in grabbing life as it came without worrying what society might think..."


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