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Against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval, a farmer falls in love with the "queen" of the notorious Doone clan --a family that he has sworn vengeance on.

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Mike Barker

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R.D. Blackmore (novel), Adrian Hodges
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Finnighan ... Jack Ridd (as Neil Finnigan)
Jack Baverstock Jack Baverstock ... Young John Ridd
Trevor Cooper ... John Fry
Aidan Gillen ... Carver Doone
Ruth Sheen ... Betty Muxworthy
Barbara Flynn ... Sarah Ridd
Peter Vaughan ... Sir Ensor Doone
Anton Lesser ... Counsellor Doone
Katie Pitts-Drake Katie Pitts-Drake ... Young Lorna Doone
Oliver Chris ... Charley Doone
Richard Coyle ... John Ridd
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Annie Ridd
Joanne Froggatt ... Lizzie Ridd
Anthony Calf ... Tom Faggus
Jack Shepherd ... Reuben Huckaback
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The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth. On the king's death, conflict is inevitable... Over seven days journey from London, Exmoor is a primitive and lawless area. Here, farmer Jack Ridd lives with his wife Sarah, son John, and two daughters. The only shadow over their simple life is cast by the notorious outlaw family the Doones. The aristocratic Doones were banished from their ancestral lands and now live through looting, theft, and murder. Their brutality is legendary... Written by Anonymous

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Passion,romance and epic adventure in a classic tale of rivalry and revenge

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Лорна Дун See more »

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£2,500,000 (estimated)
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As John hides among the slain soldiers at Sedgemoor, one of the corpses he crouches beside is blinking. See more »

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Carver Doone: If you're so wise, Father, why didn't Ensor choose you to be his successor? You are his oldest living son.
Counselor Doone: Some men inspire loyalty and devotion, while others, like me, merely respect.
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Lacks Finesse and Grandeur
29 April 2012 | by GittaVSee all my reviews

As a huge fan of period dramas I came across this one and was looking forward to watching it. However, I found that this adaptation lacks the finesse you find other period dramas. The story was rather predictable (but maybe that's the novel) and I found that the characters lacked depth and the actors and dialogue often lacked emotion. Yes, Lorna (Amelia Warner) is very pretty but she was not captivating. The music (the lover's leitmotiv), even though very nice, was a bit too overbearing and prominent.

Having said this, the scenery was beautiful, as were the costumes. It had loads of potential but, in my opinion, it lacked that little something that made me want to watch this again, let alone add this to my favourites and consider watching it once a year, as I do with many period drama miniseries (Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell).


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