EM Forster's first novel, published in 1905.

Witty, perceptive and poignant, Where Angels Fear to Tread is both comedy and tragedy.

Forster's sympathy for his characters allows both enormous wit and great insight into prejudice and the cultural divide between English conventionalism and Italian romance.

Penny Leicester's adaptation of E M Forster's witty story of the cultural divide between English conventionalism and Italian romance.

The story follows the fortunes of Lilia, a boisterous thirty three year old widow, and her relations by marriage, the Herritons.

When Lilia begins to socially embarrass her in-laws, the family dispatches her to Italy to be a companion for young Caroline Abbott who has grand ideas of experiencing 'real life' in Italy before returning to routine at home.

Forester's sympathy for his characters allows both enormous wit and great insight.

Seen by many critics as a near perfect novel, Where Angels Fear to Tread is as fresh and as resonant in its exploration of prejudice and narrow-mindedness as when it was written a hundred years ago.


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English prejudices clash with Italian passions when a young widow is sent abroad to avoid a man's clutches. With Sian Thomas.

Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber star in this drama of English prejudice and Italian passion.
Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber star in EM Forster's drama of English prejudice and Italian passion.
English prejudices clash with Italian passions when a young widow is sent abroad.
English prejudices clash with Italian passions when a young widow is sent abroad to avoid a man's clutches.
With Sian Thomas.
Lilia, a young widow, is being sent to Italy by her in-laws.
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The romanticism of Italy has cast a spell on widowed Lilia and she is engaged to be married. Stars Teresa Gallagher.
The romanticism of Italy has cast a spell on widowed Lilia and she gets engaged.
The romanticism of Italy has cast a spell on widowed Lilia and she is engaged to be married.
Stars Teresa Gallagher.
Lilia's brother in law tells her that he has come to rescue her, but it may be too late.
The romance of Italy has worked its magic on widowed Lilia and she is engaged to be married.
But forces from England have been despatched to put an end to the match.
02 LAST  20091206 (R7)Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber star in this drama of English Prejudice and Italian passion.
Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber star in EM Forster's drama of English Prejudice and Italian passion.
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English conventions are confounded by Italian romanticism, as Lilia tries to adapt to life as a wife. Stars Teresa Gallagher.
Lilia tries to adapt to life as a wife.
Stars Teresa Gallagher.
English conventions are confounded by Italian romanticism, as Lilia tries to adapt to life as a wife.
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Lilia begins her new life as Gino's wife in Monteriano.
Lilia attempts to settle down to being the wife of an Italian.
Lilia tries to adapt to life as a wife.
Stars Teresa Gallagher.
English conventions are confounded by Italian romanticism, as Lilia tries to adapt to life as a wife.
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Misery in Monteriano, as English Lilia and Italian Gino's marriage starts to deteriorate. With Sian Thomas and Tom George.
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Misery in Monteriano, as English Lilia and Italian Gino's marriage starts to deteriorate.
With Sian Thomas and Tom George.
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, as English Lilia and Italian Gino's marriage starts to deteriorate.
Misery in Monteriano, as English Lilia and Italian Gino's marriage starts to deteriorate.
With Sian Thomas and Tom George.
The marriage of Lilia and Gino begins to deteriorate.
There is now misery in Monteriano as Lilia faces some home truths.
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The peace of Sawston is disturbed by the latest news from Italy about Lilia. With Teresa Gallagher and Tom George.
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The peace of Sawston is disturbed by the latest news from Italy about Lilia.
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Can the birth of Lilia's son be kept a secret?
The peace of Sawston is disturbed by news of a beastly baby in Italy.
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As Harriet and Philip arrive to rescue Lilia's son, Philip finds himself captivated by Italy. With Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber.
As Harriet and Philip arrive to rescue Lilia's son, Philip becomes captivated by Italy.
As Harriet and Philip arrive to rescue Lilia's son, Philip finds himself captivated by Italy.
With Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber.
Harriet and Phillip arrive in Italy and find Caroline at the same hotel as they prepare to adopt Lilia's son.
Philip and Harriet arrive in Monteriano to save Lilia's baby from an Italian upbringing, Philip finds himself, once again captivated by the country he is supposed to decry.
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Preparing to rescue Lilia's baby, Philip, Caroline and Harriet find Italy intoxicating. Stars Jamie Bamber and Emilia Fox.
Preparing to rescue Lilia's baby, Philip, Caroline and Harriet find Italy intoxicating.
Stars Jamie Bamber and Emilia Fox.
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Preparing to rescue Lilia's baby, Philip, Caroline and Harriet find Italy intoxicating.
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Philip, Caroline and Harriet seek diversion before rescuing Lilia's baby.
After the death of Lilia, the English travel to 'rescue' her baby, but they find Italy intoxicating.
Caroline joins in with the noise and passion of the auditorium and Phillip comes face to face with Gino at the rowdy theatre.
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Caroline sets out to rescue Lilia's son from his father Gino, but discovers something unknown. Stars Emilia Fox and Tom George.
Caroline sets out to rescue Lilia's son from his father, but discovers something unknown.
Caroline sets out to rescue Lilia's son from his father Gino, but discovers something unknown.
Stars Emilia Fox and Tom George.
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Caroline sets out to rescue Lilia's son from his father, but discovers something unknown.
Caroline sets out to rescue Lilia's son from his father Gino, but discovers something unknown.
Stars Emilia Fox and Tom George.
Caroline sets out on her mission to rescue Lilia's baby and discovers something unknown.
Caroline meets with Gino and finds a dedicated and loving father.
He tells her that he will not part with his son.
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Philip admires Gino's love for his son, but Harriet has other plans which spark terrible consequences.
Stars Sian Thomas.
Philip admires Gino's love for his son, but Harriet has other plans.
Whilst Philip admires Gino's love for his son, Harriet has other plans which have terrible consequences.
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The arrogant superiority of the English has caused the death of Gino's son.
Back in England, Caroline admits she loves Gino.
Whilst Phillip admires Gino's love for his son, Harriet has other plans.
Whilst Phillip admires Gino's love for his son, Harriet has other plans which have terrible consequences.
Philip admires Gino's love for his son, but Harriet has other plans which spark terrible consequences. Stars Sian Thomas.
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Englishman Philip confesses all to Italian Gino - and learns a bitter truth. Stars Sian Thomas, Jamie Bamber and Tom George.
Englishman Philip confesses all to Italian Gino - and learns a bitter truth.
Stars Sian Thomas, Jamie Bamber and Tom George.
The English contingent return home having experienced love and tragedy.
Caroline fails to rescue the baby.
Philip confesses all to Gino.
As the arrogant English return home there are confessions to be made.
The arrogant superiority of the English has caused the death of Gino's son.
Back in England, Caroline admits she loves Gino.
    By E M Forster.
  • caroline....Emilia Fox
  • mrs herriton....sara kestleman harriet herriton....Deborah Findlay lilia....Teresa Gallagher gino....Tom George irma....imogen hamilton-jones narrated by Sian Thomas.
    produced by Di Speirs
  • philip....Jamie Bamber
  • the cast includes: caroline....Emilia Fox philip....Jamie Bamber mrs herriton....sara kestleman harriet herriton....Deborah Findlay lilia....Teresa Gallagher gino....Tom George irma....imogen hamilton-jones narrated by Sian Thomas.
    produced by Di Speirs.
    Penny Leicester's adaptation of E M Forster's witty novel
  •     I've got a fear that these are the listings for more than one version and due to lack of details I'm muddled them.
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    Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber star in this drama of English prejudice and Italian passion.
    Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber star in EM Forster's drama of English prejudice and Italian passion.
    A young widow is sent abroad to avoid a man's clutches. Stars Sian Thomas.
    English prejudices clash with Italian passions, when a young widow is sent abroad to avoid a man's clutches. Stars Sian Thomas.
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    Harriet and Philip arrive in Italy and find Caroline at the same hotel, as they prepare to adopt Lilia's son.
    As Harriet and Philip arrive to rescue Lilia's son, Philip is captivated by Italy.
    As Harriet and Philip arrive to rescue Lilia's son, Philip finds himself captivated by Italy.
    With Sian Thomas and Jamie Bamber.

    Duration

    • 15 Minutes
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    • 15 Minutes

    Genre

    • Classic & Period
    • Drama
    • classicandperiod

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