Show Business: Viewpoints

VANITY FAIR. Public Broadcasting.

Sunday, 9-10 p.m. E.D.T., repeated Saturday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. E.D.T.

An import from Britain, this five-part serialization of the Thackeray classic is one of the bright spots in the fall TV season. The story of Becky Sharp, English fiction's most famous social climber, Vanity Fair is a comedy of manners and immorals in Regency England.

Like Elizabeth R, The First Churchills, The Forsyte Saga, and other impressive British productions, Vanity Fair has been lavishly, even beautifully produced. Susan Hampshire, who earlier played Sarah Churchill and Fleur Forsyte, completes her collection of scheming...

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