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Vanity Fair: Episode 1

Al Murray plays his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray in this anarchic reboot.

Al Murray plays his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray in this anarchic reboot.

Thackeray's celebrated satire on sex, class and money in nineteenth century England given a new makeover in this pacey, anarchic dramatisation. Moneyless Becky Sharp leaves school with her upper class friend Amelia Sedley. But she is clever, cunning and determined to make her way in Regency society, and she'll trample on anyone who gets in her way.

Thackeray (narrator)...................Al Murray
Becky Sharp......................Ellie White
Amelia Sedley..................Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley..............Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley..........................Thom Tuck
George Osborne..............Rupert Hill
Dobbin................................Graeme Hawley
Mrs Sedley.........................Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley..........................Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....................Malcolm Raeburn

By William Makepeace Thackeray. Dramatised by Jim Poyser with additional material by Al Murray.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

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