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This serial based on the William Makepeace Thackery novel tells the story of two women, Becky and Amelia who embark on a series of misadventures after leaving their school and entering the adult World. Amelia is betrothed to Captain George Osbourne, while Becky is searching for a husband and sets her sights on Amelia's brother Jos, Becky flees when Captain Osbourne warns Jos not to marry Becky. After leaving London, Becky departs on a series of adventures as Amelia's family undergo financial ruin as Becky continues her search for happiness and romance.

BBC
1 Season, 6 Episodes
November 1, 1998
Drama
7.7/10
Cast: Natasha Little, Frances Grey, Philip Glenister, David Ross
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  • Rawdon and Becky visit Queen?s Crawley and Pitt Crawley is entranced by Becky. On their return to London, Becky continues to be entertained by Lord Steyne. William Dobbin is in India with the army, and Mrs. O?Dowd is trying to encourage a relationship between him and her sister, Glorvina. Jane Osborne sees Amelia with Little Georgy in the park, and when she tells her father, he wants to see him. He immediately offers to bring up and educate Georgy, in return for an allowance to Amelia. Amelia is horrified, but when she learns that Jos?s remittances are immediately promised to the money lender, she is forced to accept Mr. Osborne?s offer. Lord Steyne is tired with Rawdon always having to be present, so Becky decides to get a chaperone and invites Miss Briggs, Miss Crawley?s ex companion, to join the household.

  • Becky and Rawdon are short of money and have been disinherited by Miss Crawley. When the doctors persuade Mrs. Bute Crawley to take Miss Crawley to the park for some air, they see Becky and Rawdon but ignore them. George still visits Amelia but his father is encouraging visits from Miss Swartz. There is a big fight and George announces that he is going to marry Amelia. Dobbin tries to be an intermediary between Mr. Sedley and George but without success. Becky discovers that Miss Crawley is going to Brighton. George and Amelia get married and they, too, are going to Brighton, so Rawdon, Becky and Jos agree to join them. George is glad to have some male company, and Becky plans to meet up with Miss Crawley and try to be friends again. Although George is only just married, he finds Becky fascinating, to Amelia's distress. Becky has no success with Miss Crawley.

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