Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin

Season 1
 (8)
1995TV-PG
Annabella Lagange is unaware that father Edmund is a wastrel and a womanizer, with debts threatening to ruin the wealthy family into which he married. Also unbeknownst to her is a life-shattering secret that looms over her and her family.
Starring
Jan GravesonChristine KavanaghBrendan Coyle
Genres
HistoricalDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    January 5, 1995
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At the age of ten Annabella goes beyond the forbidden black door and sees her father cavorting with his mistress.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    January 12, 1995
    50min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Raised by a dissolute father and distant mother, Annabella finds herself cast out at age 17, with a loyal childhood friend as her sole protector.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    January 19, 1995
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Raised by a dissolute father and distant mother, Annabella finds herself cast out at age 17, with a loyal childhood friend as her sole protector.

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Directors
Sarah Hellings
Season year
1995
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lawyeraauReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT…
This is an adaptation of the book of the same names by Catherine Cookson. I cannot call moment on whether it is or is not a good adaptation of the book, having never read it. All I can say is that I enjoyed the three, made for TV, episodes, which I saw on BritBox through Amazon Prime. One also has the pleasure of seeing a decidedly younger Brendan Coyle, of Mr. Bates fame on the Downton Abbey series, play the pivotal of the groom.

In an English manor house, lives a husband, wife, and the daughter, Annabella, where there are always money issues. There is also no love lost between the husband and wife, as he is a total wastrel, womanizer, and all around scoundrel. When it looks as if they will lose the house to to the husband’s spendthrift ways, Annabella learns a terrible secret about herself, and she runs away. Manuel, the groom of the manor house, finds her, and the fates intervene. Neither of their lives will ever again be the same.

This is an entertaining 3 part series, which will enjoyed by those who love period dramas and by those who are fans of the books by Catherine Cookson.
HFMReviewed in the United States on January 15, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not the best Cookson movie adaptation out there...
Pieces of Cookson's story template are there, but the plot is loose and utterly predictable, the writing is a bit too janky and the characters are just a bit too one-sided for viewers to form any lasting attachments to...Skip this one and move on to The Girl, Dinner of Herbs, or Black Candle.
3 people found this helpful
JewelsReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well done.
A pleasant period series. Good acting, good direction and good script. It was interesting to watch young Brendan Coyle of Downton Abbey fame. All in all worth watching.
Wendy MartinezReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Sorta Silly
Annabella: "Please, please take me with you. I won't be any trouble".

PROCEEDS TO BE NOTHING BUT TROUBLE
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OlyGalReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Warm Hearted Love Story
Catherine Cookson’s movies are always enjoyable and The Glass Virgin is no exception. It was fun to see a young Brendan Coyle from Downton Abbey. This story was beautifully filmed and the acting was superb. Wonderful film!
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Charming
For those looking for a charming story, this should fit the bill very nicely. it was fun to see a young Brendan Coyle from Downton Abbey as well as the lovely Emily Mortimer.
3 people found this helpful
Hanne DietrichReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
enjoyable
enjoyed it very much
2 people found this helpful
DanWoofReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Flick
Complex plot with a happy ending.
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