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June 30, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 6:18 pm

Another Update on BBC Bronte Films

Once again, our thanks to LaMcKay for providing the following stats on several BBC productions currently unavailable:

Jane Eyre (1963) was broadcast on 7-4-63. The BBC 2 classic serial 28-12-68 Tenant of Wildfell Hall is complete as is their Wuthering Heights first broadcast 28-10-67 (4 episodes). Villette 1970 (also from BBC 2) aired on 31-5-70 and had 5 episodes.

And finally Blogger is allowing me to post images once again. This is the picture I found earlier this week of Daphne Slater who played Jane Eyre in the 1956 BBC series (playing opposite Stanley Baker). I have not been able to verify what the image is from- but the watch definately makes one think that this is not an image from the production! The search continues.



  1. Daphne Slater was Jane Eyre likewise Stanley Baker was Rochester the 1956 production covered the whole of the book, it wasn’t dumbed down or made more sexually explicit.The meeting in the garden with the cigar smoke was sexy enough I am frankly amazed that the 2006 production has received so much praise and not one mention seems to have been made about the far superior 1956 version.

    Comment by Janet Tregenna — October 16, 2006 @ 6:47 pm |Reply

  2. Stanley Baker was the best at playing Mr Rochester in the BBC adaption of Jane Eyre I wish the BBC would air this programme again, we have had many versions of this wonderful story but for some reason this version is never shown, come on BBC lets get with it and bring back the memories for the oldies

    Comment by jean emery — January 22, 2007 @ 9:02 am |Reply

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