Amy = Lydia Leonard; Auctioneer/Guard = Declan Wilson; Aunt Harriet = Frances Jeater; Chirac = Tom Smith; Constance = Gillian Kearney; Constance = Marcia Warren; Cyril = Jim Pyke; Dr Stirling = Andrew Harrison; ENGLISHman = Chris Moran; Foucault = Rachel Atkins; Gerald Scales = Nicholas Boulton; Lewis Mardon = John Rowe; Maria Critchlow = Rachel Atkins; Maria Inshull = Rachel Atkins; Mary = Jaimi Barbakoff; Matthew Peel-Swynnerton = Carl Prekopp; Miss Chetwynd = Rachel Atkins; Mr Baines = John Rowe; Mr Bodero = Declan Wilson; Mr Critchlow = Stephen Critchlow; Mr Povey = Ian Dunn; Mrs Baines = Barbara Marten; Saleswoman = Rachel Atkins; Samuel Povey = Ian Dunn; Sophia = Katy Cavanagh; Sophia = Penelope Wilton; The Narrator = Philip Jackson.Sisters Sophia and Constance grow up above a thriving drapery business in the Potteries in the 1860's.
Shop assistant Sam Povey has toothache.
It is time for Constance and Sophia to leave school but Sophia has ambitions beyond the family shop.
While all of Bursley rush to see a dead elephant, Sophia stays at home with her invalid father and meets an admirer.
At New Year salesman Gerald Scales arrives on the Baines' door step in the snow.
Mrs Baines decides to put a stop to Sophia's affair with Gerald Scales.
Sophia escapes to LONDON with her lover, travelling salesman Gerald Scales.
Constance and Sam, now married, receive a cryptic CHRISTMAS card from the exiled Sophia.
After four years in PARIS, Gerald has spent his inheritance.
His marriage to Sophia is on the rocks.
Constance is anxious about her husband Samuel's health, as he campaigns relentlessly for the release of his imprisoned cousin, Daniel.
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Constance, now in her late 40's lives for her 19 yr old son, Cyril but he has alarming news.
Sophia is the successful proprietor of a smart hotel when Constance is told of her whereabouts.
The two long lost sisters correspond at last.
Constance and Sophia are at long last re-united but Sophia soon feels stifled by Bursley.
Sophia persuades a very reluctant Constance to holiday with her in a hotel in Buxton.
On their return to Bursley Sophia receives alarming news about her estranged husband, Gerald Scales.
Sophia visits her dying husband which precipitates her own tragic ending, leaving Constance to carry on alone.