Nancy Astor (1982 Mini-Series)

Nancy Astor (1982 Mini-Series)

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Nancy Astor DVD (Region 1) Complete 1982 Mini-Series. 4-Disc Set. Color. Lisa Harrow, Pierce Brosnan, Sylvia Syms, James Fox, Kathleen Byron, Charles Dance, David Warner, T.P. McKenna

Described by one of her contemporaries as a woman of unlimited effrontery, 'less shy than any woman - or any man - one has ever known,' the story of Viscountess Nancy Witcher Astor was an epic tale of rags to riches, romance and heartache, and history in the making that was just waiting to be told. In 1982 the BBC spared no expense on this lavish nine-part series about the life and times of the child born Nancy Langhorne in Danville, Virginia, on 19th May 1879 who would become the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons, introduce a Private Member's Bill that raised to 18 the age qualification for buying alcohol and vote against the Government in May 1940 - helping Winston Churchill to become Prime Minister. Starring a Who's Who of the finest British actors of the day, this enthralling saga unfolds on four discs.