The Forsyte Saga
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Preview Return to the 2002 drama about three generations of a British upper middle-class family.
Watch Sundays at 7pm beginning June 21, 2015 on WMHT TV.
Based on John Galsworthy’s novel of the same name, The Forsyte Saga chronicles the lives of an English family over 34 years from the Victorian era through World War I. Superior, arrogant and confident, the Forsytes are the ultimate power family. What lies beneath is a festering core of unhappy and brutal relationships,riddled with tensions and jealousy. The stellar cast includes Damian Lewis (Homeland, Wolf Hall on MASTERPIECE); Ioan Gruffudd (King Arthur, FantasticFour); Corin Redgrave, Gina McKee, and Rupert Graves.
The protagonist of the saga is Soames Forsyte (Damian Lewis): at 31, Soames is a rich, successful partner in the family law firm. He is the original ‘man of property’ and a true believer in Forsyte family values. His fiery, tormented relationship with his beautiful wife Irene (Gina McKee), is at the heart of the saga. Her life changes forever when she meets Philip Bosinney (Ioan Gruffudd), an architect hired by Soames to build a country house, and they fall in love.
A classic of English literature, The Forsyte Saga was originally published in three volumes from 1906 -‐‐1920. It painted a fascinating picture of early twentieth century London life, and helped win the author John Galsworthy the Nobel Prizein Literature in 1932.
Episode 1 | Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 7pm
Follow Soames Forsyte’s courtship of Irene Heron — beautiful, accomplished and penniless.
Episode 2 | Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 7pm
Learn what happens when Soames hires Bosinney to build a country house for Irene.
Episode 3 | Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 7pm
See why Soames decides to sue Bosinney.
Episode 4 | Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7pm
Find out why Bosinney is furious with Soames.
Episode 5 | Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 7pm
Witness separations and reunions in the Forsyte family.
Episode 6 | Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 7pm
Learn how old Jolyon’s death affects Irene’s life.
Episode 7 | Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 7pm
Learn why Soames wants to resume his marriage to Irene.
Episode 8 | Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 7pm
See what happens after Irene and Soames divorce.
Episode 9 | Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 7pm
Watch as Fleur and Jon meet as children, then meet again 11 years later.