Watch Lorna Doone
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This British made for TV movie of Lorna Doone is an adaptation of the classic novel of the same name by Richard Doddridge Blackmore that tells the story of the love of John Ridd and the titular Lorna Doone. Explaining a little of the religious and social problems of the 17th century, this TV show tells the story of John Ridd who sees his father killed by members of the neighboring Doone clan. In adult life, John has grown into a respectable farmer himself, meeting and falling in love with a young woman known as Lorna. After a few meetings, John realizes Lorna is the granddaughter of the head of the Doone's, but finds his feelings too strong to turn away from. Eventually, John realizes Lorna is a virtual prisoner in the Doone household and rescues her from their lands, where she is met with suspicion and resentment by the Ridd family. The story builds with the residents of Exmoor becoming annoyed and unhappy with the rule of the Doones as the main characters slide towards a final battle between the clan and their neighbors who are growing in confidence with the changing times.