Vanity Fair (DVD)
BBC's lavish 16-part adaptation of the classic Thackeray novel
Thackeray's classic novel of British and European society set around the time of the Napoleonic Wars.
Becky Sharp, the poor, orphaned daughter of an artist and a dancer, and Amelia Sedley, the sheltered child of a rich city merchant are unlikely, but firm, friends.
From the drawing rooms of Regency London to the fields of Waterloo, Vanity Fair tells their story. This acclaimed 16-part BBC adaptation was first broadcast in 1987 and stars Eve Matheson as Becky Sharp and Rebecca Saire as Amelia Sedley.