Thursday, 13 July 2017
735 Silas Marner
First viewed : 30 December 1985
This was a single drama adaptation of George Eliot's Victorian classic with an all-star cast. Ben Kingsley was in the title role as the miserly weaver who is robbed of both his wealth and reputation but finds redemption by taking in a lost orphan girl. Jenny Agutter popped over from Hollywood to play the wife of the local squire Godfrey Cass ( Patrick Ryecart ) whose secrets Silas has been keeping. The girl Eppie was played by Patsy Kensit, then tring to make it as a pop star in the dire Eighth Wonder.
I came upon it when it had about twenty minutes to run and was intrigued enough to wish I'd seen the rest.