|01||A Medieval Household||20060619|
Agnes arranges the marriage of her son John Paston I to young Margaret.
The women are left very much to their own devices, running a busy household and raising children.
|02||Besiege And Ransack||20060620|
Margaret tries to deal with a dispute with Lord Wymondham over entitlement to Gresham Manor.
Besieged by 1,000 of his men, she faces the looting and sacking with courage.
|03||Finding A Husband||20060621|
Agnes is furious with her daughter Elizabeth, who refuses all choices of suitable husband.
A fascinating glimpse of what life was like for marriageable daughters at the time.Agnes Paston....Rosemary LeachJohn Paston....Conrad NelsonMargaret....Geraldine JamesHugh Stokes....Claude CloseRichard Scrope....Parvez QadirAlice Clere....Joanne MitchellElizabeth Paston....Christine BrennanDirector Polly Thomas
|04||* Dangerous Times||20060622|
Sir John Fastolf, a close friend and ally of the Paston family, dies.
John Paston is named as his heir, but the will is contested.
|05||* A Troublesome Son||20060623|
Margaret is seriously concerned about her eldest son, who quarrels with both parents.
Times are hard - litigation over the Fastolf estate continues.
John Paston is in prison again.John Paston....Conrad NelsonMargaret....Geraldine JamesKate....Gillian KearneyHugh Stokes....Claude CloseRichard Calle....Parvez QadirJohn II....Morgan GeorgeJohn III....Daniel AbelsonDirector Polly Thomas
|06||Death Of A Patriarch||20060626|
Margaret Paston is under siege from Duke of Suffolk.
Her husband is released from debtors prison but dies in May 1466, to Margaret's great grief.Agnes Paston....Rosemary LeachJohn Paston....Conrad NelsonMargaret....Geraldine JamesKate....Gillian KearneyHugh Stokes....Claude CloseRichard Calle....Parvez QadirJohn II....Morgan GeorgeJohn III....Daniel AbelsonDirector Polly Thomas
|07||Marriage For Love||20060627|
There is family uproar over the love match between young Marjorie Paston and Richard Calle, a family servant.
Marjorie finds her mother's door shut against her forever and the rift never heals.Agnes Paston....Rosemary LeachMargaret....Geraldine JamesKate....Gillian KearneyMarjorie Paston....Christine BrennanRichard Calle....Parvez QadirJohn II....Morgan GeorgeJohn III....Daniel AbelsonDirector Polly Thomas
|08||* Money Worries||20060628|
John III is badly wounded in the battle of Barnet.
John II nurses him back to health, bringing the two brothers closer.
Meanwhile, plague ravages the country.
|09||* Fresh Hopes||20060629|
The youngest son, John Paston III, falls in love with Joan Brews.
Complicated negotiations about marriage settlements start between the two families.
|10 LAST||* An Enduring Family||20060630|
Margaret loses her mother in law and eldest son in the space of three months.
Grief-stricken, her own health weakens, and on November 4th 1484 Margaret dies.