Portrait Of A Lady

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SeriesEpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
010120071126 (BBC7)
20071127 (BBC7)
20100215 (BBC7)
20100216 (BBC7)

After her father dies, spirited American Isabel Archer is invited to England by her aunt.

After her father dies, spirited American Isabel Archer is invited to 19th century England by her aunt.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

The story by Henry James is read by Miriam Margolyes.

Spirited American Isabel Archer is invited to England by her Aunt.

020220071127 (BBC7)
20071128 (BBC7)
20100216 (BBC7)
20100217 (BBC7)

American Isabel Archer gets to know her family and the peculiarities of English etiquette.

At Garden Court, young American Isabel Archer gets to know her family and the peculiarities of English etiquette.

By Henry James.

030320071128 (BBC7)
20071129 (BBC7)
20100217 (BBC7)
20100218 (BBC7)

Isabel is visited by her friend Henrietta Stackpole - a journalist working in Liverpool.

Isabel is visited by her American friend Henrietta Stackpole - a journalist working in Liverpool. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

040420071129 (BBC7)
20071130 (BBC7)
20100218 (BBC7)
20100219 (BBC7)

Lord Warburton is in hopeful pursuit of American Isabel Archer. But he's not the only one.

Lord Warburton is in hopeful pursuit of beautiful American Isabel Archer. But he's not the only one. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Lord Warburton is in hopeful pursuit of the beautiful American Isabel Archer. But he is not the only one. By Henry James. Episode 4 of 20.

050520071130 (BBC7)
20071201 (BBC7)
20100219 (BBC7)
20100220 (BBC7)

After declining Lord Warburton's marriage proposal, Isabel travels to London with Henrietta. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

After declining Lord Warburton's proposal, Isabel travels to London with Henrietta.

06

0620071203 (BBC7)
20071204 (BBC7)
20100222 (BBC7)
20100223 (BBC7)

Spirited Isabel Archer's trip to London is disrupted by suitor Caspar Goodwood's arrival.

Spirited American Isabel Archer's trip to London is disrupted by suitor Caspar Goodwood's arrival.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Isabel's trip to London is disrupted by news of the arrival of suitor Caspar Goodwood and the failing health of her uncle.

0720071204 (BBC7)
20071205 (BBC7)
20100223 (BBC7)
20100224 (BBC7)

At the Touchett's house, Isabel Archer meets fellow American expatriate Madam Merle.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

At the Touchett's house Isabel meets Madam Merle, an American expatriate with whom she becomes good friends.

By Henry James.

08

08*20071205 (BBC7)
20071206 (BBC7)
20100224 (BBC7)
20100225 (BBC7)

Mrs Touchett's sad news does not prevent her from travelling to Europe with Isabel.

Mrs Touchett's sad news does not prevent her from travelling to Europe with her American niece Isabel. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

The death of her husband does not prevent Mrs Touchett from travelling to Europe with her American niece Isabel. By Henry James.

09

09*20071206 (BBC7)
20071207 (BBC7)
20100225 (BBC7)
20100226 (BBC7)

Madam Merle attempts to find Osmond a rich wife, introducing him to Isabel in Florence.

Madam Merle attempts to find Gilbert Osmond a rich wife. In Florence, she introduces him to Isabel. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Madam Merle is attempting to find Gilbert Osmond a rich wife. In Florence, she introduces him to Isabel. By Henry James.

101020071207 (BBC7)
20071208 (BBC7)
20100226 (BBC7)
20100227 (BBC7)

On her trip to Rome, American Isabel Archer is surprised to bump into Lord Warburton.

On her trip to Rome, American Isabel Archer is surprised to bump into Lord Warburton. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

On her trip to Rome, Isabel is surprised to bump into Lord Warburton. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

111120071210 (BBC7)
20071211 (BBC7)
20100301 (BBC7)
20100302 (BBC7)

Osborne makes a declaration to spirited American Isabel Archer on her final day in Rome.

Gilbert Osborne makes a declaration to spirited American Isabel Archer on her final day in Rome. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Having refused his hand in marriage, Isabel is surprised to bump into Lord Warburton in Rome. Read by Miriam Margolyes. Episode 11 of 20.

121220071211 (BBC7)
20071212 (BBC7)
20100302 (BBC7)
20100303 (BBC7)

Isabel Archer is engaged, much to the disapproval of her ex-suitors and Aunt Lydia.

Spirited American Isabel Archer is engaged, much to the disapproval of her ex-suitors and Aunt Lydia. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Isabel is to be married to Gilbert Osmond, much to the disapproval of past suitors and Aunt Lydia. Read by Miriam Margolyes. Episode 12 of 20.

13

13*20071212 (BBC7)
20071213 (BBC7)
20100303 (BBC7)
20100304 (BBC7)

It is 1876 and Isabel Archer's grown-up stepdaughter has an enthusiastic suitor.

The action moves to 1876 - when Isabel Archer's grown-up stepdaughter has an enthusiastic suitor. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

It's 1876 and Isabel's grown up step-daughter has an enthusiastic suitor. Henry James' story is read by Miriam Margolyes. Episode 13 of 20.

14

14*20071213 (BBC7)
20071214 (BBC7)
20100304 (BBC7)
20100305 (BBC7)

Two years since Isabel married Osmond, Lord Warburton and Ralph pay her a visit in Rome.

Two years since Isabel married Gilbert Osmond, Lord Warburton and Ralph pay her a visit in Rome. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

It's been two years since Isabel married Gilbert Osmond. Lord Warburton and Ralph visit her in Rome. Read by Miriam Margolyes. Episode 14 of 20.

15

15*20071214 (BBC7)
20071215 (BBC7)
20100305 (BBC7)
20100306 (BBC7)

Lord Warburton's interest in Pansy proves very pleasing to her father Gilbert Osmond. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Lord Warburton's interest in Pansy proves very pleasing to her father Gilbert Osmond.

Lord Warburton's interest in Pansy is very pleasing to her father Gilbert Osmond. By Henry James and read by Miriam Margolyes. Episode 15 of 20.

161620071217 (BBC7)
20071218 (BBC7)
20100308 (BBC7)
20100309 (BBC7)

Patsy is not short of dance partners at a party, but who does Lord Warburton really love?

Patsy is not short of dance partners at a party - but who does Lord Warburton really love? Read by Miriam Margolyes.

Is Lord Warburton in love with Pansy or her mother Isabel?

17

181820071219 (BBC7)
20071220 (BBC7)
20100310 (BBC7)
20100311 (BBC7)

Poorly Ralph prepares to return to England, while Isabel begins to reassess her marriage.

Poorly Ralph prepares to return to England, while Isabel begins to reassess her marriage. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

As his health deteriorates, Ralph prepares to travel back to England and Isabel begins to reassess her marriage. Episode 18 of 20.

191920071220 (BBC7)
20071221 (BBC7)
20100311 (BBC7)
20100312 (BBC7)

Gilbert doubts that Isabel's cousin Ralph is really dying - and a big truth is revealed.

Callous Gilbert doubts that Isabel's cousin Ralph is really dying - and a big truth is revealed. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

With the news that her cousin Ralph is dying, Isabel says her farewells and heads to England. Read by Miriam Margolyes. Episode 19 of 20.

20

20 LAST20071221 (BBC7)
20071222 (BBC7)
20100312 (BBC7)
20100313 (BBC7)

Isabel joins her dying cousin Ralph in London - and she contemplates her future. Concluded by Miriam Margolyes.

Isabel joins her dying cousin Ralph in London - and she contemplates her future.

Miriam Margolyes reads the final part of Henry James' story. Isabel joins her cousin Ralph as he lies dying.

OMNI01Omnibus 01-0520071202 (BBC7)
20071203 (BBC7)
20100221 (BBC7)

The story by Henry James is read by Miriam Margolyes. Spirited American Isabel Archer is invited to England by her aunt. Episode 1-5 of 20.

The story of spirited American Isabel, who is invited to 19th Century England.

The story of spirited American Isabel, who is invited to 19th Century England. Read by Miriam Margolyes.

OMNI02Omnibus 06-1020071209 (BBC7)
20071210 (BBC7)
20100228 BT=2002 (BBC7)
20100228 (BBC7)

Isabel's London trip is disrupted by news of suitor Caspar Goodwood's arrival and the poor health of her uncle. By Henry James. Episodes 6-10 of 20.

Isabel Archer's trip to London is disrupted by suitor Caspar Goodwood's arrival.

OMNI03Omnibus 11-15 *20071216 (BBC7)
20071217 (BBC7)
20100307 (BBC7)

Having refused his hand in marriage, Isabel is surprised to bump into Lord Warburton in Rome.

Osborne makes a declaration to spirited American Isabel Archer on her final day in Rome.

Gilbert Osborne makes a declaration to spirited American Isabel Archer on her final day in Rome.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

OMNI04 LASTOmnibus 16-2020071223 (BBC7)
20071224 (BBC7)
20100314 (BBC7)

The concluding episodes of Henry James' novel, read by Miriam Margolyes.

Episodes 16-20 of 20.

Patsy is not short of dance partners at a party - but who does Lord Warburton really love?

Patsy is not short of dance partners at a party - but who does Lord Warburton really love? Read by Miriam Margolyes.