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Precious Bane (1989)

In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently.

Director:

Christopher Menaul

Writers:

Maggie Wadey (screenplay), Mary Webb (novel)
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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John Bowe ... Kester Woodseaves
Janet McTeer ... Prue Sarn
Clive Owen ... Gideon Sarn
Jane Wood Jane Wood ... Mrs. Sarn
Jim Carter ... Sarn
John McEnery ... Wizard Beguildy
Emily Morgan Emily Morgan ... Jancis Beguildy
Lynne Verrall ... Mrs. Beguildy
Wendy Nottingham Wendy Nottingham ... Tivvy Sexton
Jack Hudson Jack Hudson ... Sexton
Catherine Terris ... Mrs. Sexton
Roy Holder ... Callard
Veronica Doran Veronica Doran ... Mrs. Callard
Colin Prockter Colin Prockter ... Ox-Driver
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ... Mrs. Ox-Driver
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In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Bella perdici√≥n See more »

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The Moon Shines Bright
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[sung at funeral]
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Precious and Still Unavailable on DVD
28 May 2008 | by Robin11See all my reviews

When Precious Bane aired in America, I was stunned by this beautiful story. All the actors were brilliant; Clive Owen really understood the character he played. I went right away to a bookstore and ordered the original novel, which is even more beautiful, and which went out of print just after I bought the book - although I've seen it online a few times now. I had also hoped with the Oscar won by Janet McTeer and the huge popularity of Clive Owen the BBC would naturally get this fine production on DVD...I cannot believe all these years later we still have no DVD. It has to be the only production ever created by the BBC that is NOT for sale. Come on BBC - you have money to make off us fans here. Get this on DVD please!


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