Lorna Doone

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  • 2000
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (1,808)

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.

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Episode 3
3. Episode 3
December 26, 2000
Lorna is now living in London at the King's court. As time passes, John's letters to Lorna remain unanswered, and he is convinced she has forgotten him. When King Charles II dies, the much feared Protestant rebellion takes hold of the West Country and John becomes embroiled in a battle pitched by rebels against the king's men.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
December 26, 2000
The Doones have underestimated the strength of their opponents resolve. They are met by a barrage of gunfire as John and his compatriots - his sisters Annie, Lizzie, his other Sarah and the king's envoy Captain Stickles force Carver and his men to retreat back to Doone Valley. But Carver is not going to give Lorna up easily.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
December 24, 2000
A young John Ridd watches helplessly as his father is killed by a member of the feared Doone clan, although he doesn't see who fired the fatal shot. Years later, on a covert visit to Doone Valley, John comes upon the beautiful Lorna by a waterfall and the attraction between them is instant. John is horrified when Lorna later reveals herself to be a Doone, however, he realizes he cannot fight the love growing between them.
Episode 1
101. Episode 1
December 31, 1999
A young John Ridd watches helplessly as his father is killed by an armed band of Doones. Young John is adamant that he will never forgive or forget the murder of his father. On a covert visit to Doone Valley, John comes upon the beautiful Lorna but is horrified to learn she is a member of the family that murdered his father, and betrothed to her evil cousin Carver.
Episode 2
102. Episode 2
December 31, 1999
The Doones have underestimated the strength of their opponents. Carver is not going to give Lorna up easily. In a plan to destroy John and Lorna's union, Counsellor Doone brings some shocking news. But as Tom Faggus returns from London, it seems Lorna is not a Doone, but royalty. Much to John and Lorna's dismay, Captain Stickles insists that Lorna must accompany him to London to the King's court.
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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.Lorna Doone is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on December 24, 2000.

Where to Watch Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lorna Doone on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    December 24, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (1,808)