Encounter of three social classes of England at the beginning of the 20th century : the Victorian capitalists (the Wilcoxes) considering themselves as aristocrats, whose only god is money ; the enlightened bourgeois (the Schlegels), humanistic and philanthropic ; and the workers (the Basts), fighting to survive. The Schlegel sisters' humanism will be torn apart as they try both to softly knock down the Wilcox's prejudices and to help the Basts.
Helena Bonham Carter....Helen Schlegel
Joseph Bennett....Paul Wilcox
Emma Thompson....Margaret Schlegel
Prunella Scales....Aunt Juley
Adrian Ross Magenty....Tibby Schlegel
Anthony Hopkins....Henry Wilcox
James Wilby....Charles Wilcox
Jemma Redgrave....Evie Wilcox
Ian Latimer....Station Master
Samuel West....Leonard Bast
Siegbert Prawer....Man Asking a Question
Susie Lindeman....Dolly Wilcox
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