Thursday, 12 February 2015
88 Little Women
First watched : 1972
This was first screened on Sunday evenings in 1970 but I think it's more likely my memories are from the repeat screening on Wednesday afternoons from 28 June 1972. This was one of umpteen adaptations of Louisa M Alcott's classic novel of four young women- the economically named Amy, Beth , Jo and Meg , growing up in nineteenth century America. Like Anne of Green Gables it required its English cast to speak in American accents. I only remember it very vaguely as something that interested my mum and sister more than me.
None of the four young actresses Angela Down, Jo Rowbotham, Janina Faye and Sarah Craze went on to become household names and only Angela seems to be still working.