Effi Briest

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To mark the centenary of the death of German novelist and journalist Theodor Fontane, his best-known novel is serialised here in three parts.

It is a story of love and adultery in a Prussia dominated by a stifling aristocratic code.

1: Seventeen-year-old Effi receives a surprising proposal from her mother's former suitor.

With Emilia Fox and David Threlfall.

With Emilia Fox, David Threlfall and Brigit Forsyth

011998052419980606

To mark the centenary of the death of German novelist and journalist Theodor Fontane, his best-known novel is serialised here in three parts.

It is a story of love and adultery in a Prussia dominated by a stifling aristocratic code.

1: Seventeen-year-old Effi receives a surprising proposal from her mother's former suitor and leaves family and friends to begin married life on the far-flung Baltic coast.

With Emilia Fox, David Threlfall and Brigit Forsyth

Theodor Fontane's tale of love and adultery in a Prussia dominated by a stifling aristocratic code.

Serialised in three parts.

2: Effi's fear of her husband and his haunted house is beginning to undermine his marriage.

Then the glamorous Major Crampas arrives in the town.

021998052419980606

To mark the centenary of the death of German novelist and journalist Theodor Fontane, his best-known novel is serialised here in three parts.

It is a story of love and adultery in a Prussia dominated by a stifling aristocratic code.

1: Seventeen-year-old Effi receives a surprising proposal from her mother's former suitor and leaves family and friends to begin married life on the far-flung Baltic coast.

With Emilia Fox, David Threlfall and Brigit Forsyth

Theodor Fontane's tale of love and adultery in a Prussia dominated by a stifling aristocratic code.

Serialised in three parts.

2: Effi's fear of her husband and his haunted house is beginning to undermine his marriage.

Then the glamorous Major Crampas arrives in the town.

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Theodor Fontane's tale of love and adultery in a Prussia dominated by a stifling aristocratic code.

Serialised in three parts.

2: Effi's fear of her husband and his haunted house is beginning to undermine his marriage.

Then the glamorous Major Crampas arrives in the town.

With Emilia Fox, David Threlfall and Brigit Forsyth.

/ In the final part of Theodor Fontane's tale of the Prussian nobility, Effi seems to have put the past behind her - until an accident reveals her old secret.

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In the final part of Theodor Fontane's tale of the Prussian nobility, Effi seems to have put the past behind her - until an accident reveals her old secret.

With Emilia Fox, David Threlfall and Brigit Forsyth