The Making of a Lady (Original UK Edition) DVD & Blu-ray

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Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), this is the story of the educated but penniless Emily (Lydia Wilson, South Riding). During her duties as a lady's companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous), she meets her employer's wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache, The Wings of the Dove). Accepting his ... More
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Based on the novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), this is the story of the educated but penniless Emily (Lydia Wilson, South Riding). During her duties as a lady's companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous), she meets her employer's wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache, The Wings of the Dove). Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily finds solace in the company of Walderhurst's nephew Alec Osborn (James D'Arcy) and his glamorous wife, Hester (Hasina Haque), after Lord James leaves to rejoin his regiment. Emily, alone with the Osborns in an isolated country estate, increasingly comes under their control. She begins to fear for her life. Will Walderhurst return in time to save her?

Producer: Runaway Fridge TV
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2012
Rating: TV-PG
Actors: Joanna Lumley, Squad Faress, Sarah Ridgeway, Linus Roache, Maggie Fox
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 96 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

19 Reviews
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Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
08/25/20
Depressingly Dark
Review by A on 08/25/20 review stating Depressingly Dark
I have not read the book, so do not have its story to compare this to. I found the movie excrutiatingly depressing and dark, holding out for a happy ending. Do not expect a light-hearted period film.
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Downtown A.
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
08/25/20
Too CREEPY!!
Review by Downtown A. on 08/25/20 review stating Too CREEPY!!
Was excited to watch this after Downtown Abbey. I was sure this would be another wonderful drama. Wrong! This was very CREEPY. Did not like this one bit. Thought story line was weak and just focused on the weird nephew. Two thumbs down!
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Dot.Dot
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Hold that Screem!
Review by Dot.Dot on 07/17/20 review stating Hold that Screem!
Eerie and entertaining A good two hours spent.
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Secretly E.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
edge of your seat
Review by Secretly E. on 07/17/20 review stating edge of your seat
even for someone who is not a huge mystery fan, this will keep you on the edge of your seat. combines romance and suspense with a happily ever after ending.
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Mom
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
romantic
Review by Mom on 07/17/20 review stating romantic
LOVED the romantic parts. The thriller parts were unexpected but the actors the love between James Emily more than made up for it.
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Innisfree
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Sweet romance is alive and well
Review by Innisfree on 07/17/20 review stating Sweet romance is alive and well
Tasteful love story with a tense breathtaking mystery. Actors are true to the characters and costumes befit the time and place with accuracy. Only on PBS can one find such quality.
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The L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
HEARTSTOPPING
Review by The L. on 07/17/20 review stating HEARTSTOPPING
I WAS ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT TRYING TO HELP HER. THIS MOVIE WILL HOLD YOUR ATTENTION. LOVED IT.
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A B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
PBS does it again!
Review by A B. on 07/17/20 review stating PBS does it again!
Thank you PBS for yet another wonderful literary adaptation brought to the screen. I have watched this five times now and have recommended this movie to all of my friends. Yes, the cousin and his wife were very creepy, but that just added to the intensity that built throughout the story. The casting was perfect, especially Linus Raoche and Lydia Wilson. My Chick Flick friends have requested that we watch this again.
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Vangie M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Do not be mislead by the title
Review by Vangie M. on 07/17/20 review stating Do not be mislead by the title
Brilliant cast, captivating story, surprising twist of dark mystery, wonderful romantic gem of a movie. I have watched it several times and enjoy it more and more each time.
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Nitenuse
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Such a beautiful work of drama
Review by Nitenuse on 07/17/20 review stating Such a beautiful work of drama
PBS, another wonderful period drama,intense and interesting! Loved it!
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Bookhead
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
More movies like this!
Review by Bookhead on 07/17/20 review stating More movies like this!
I absolutely loved this movie! It had everything that I like- period drama, romance, mystery, and fine acting.
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Chirogirl
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Suspense, Intrigue and love....
Review by Chirogirl on 07/17/20 review stating Suspense, Intrigue and love....
This was a great movie that kept me in suspense from the word, go! It was filled with twists and was a classic case of who dun it . I really enjoyed this movie and recommend it highly.
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N/A
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Making of a Lady
Review by N/A on 07/17/20 review stating The Making of a Lady
Absolutely loved it! Want to watch it again and again.
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Fe
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Making of a Lady
Review by Fe on 07/17/20 review stating The Making of a Lady
Title is misleading, but an excellent suspense story.
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P.C
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fabulous.
Review by P.C on 07/17/20 review stating Fabulous.
I loved this PBS broadcast.Wonderful!
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Miss A.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Unexpected!
Review by Miss A. on 07/17/20 review stating Unexpected!
I just watched this. It was awesome! I had no idea that it would turn out the way it did. A def must see.
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Good B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
good movie....stays with you
Review by Good B. on 07/17/20 review stating good movie....stays with you
Well this movie has stayed with me all day.....very thought provoking....with its twist and turns. It is really nice to have a female character that is forced to be independent and does her BEST to deal with the blows of life. Good characters ....some dark and thriller moments as well as tender and enduring ones. There are so few good movies out there ......I am truly grateful to PBS for airing this one !
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D D.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
AWESOME!!!!
Review by D D. on 07/17/20 review stating AWESOME!!!!
I want to watch it again! loved this movie
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Firstmate
Anonymous User
3.0 star rating
07/17/20
A little weak but entertaining
Review by Firstmate on 07/17/20 review stating A little weak but entertaining
I read the book and found the tv adaption somewhat different. Emily is much more an intelligent and independent person than she is in the book and thank goodness Linus Roache made Walderhursts character a man you wouldnt mind marrying. I enjoyed watching their feelings for each other blossom into love. The nephew, his wife and her nurse were not creepy in the book but I guess the writers added a different story line for excitement. I enjoyed it enough to buy the video.


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