Portrait of a Marriage

Portrait of a Marriage (1990)

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 1990-09-19
  • Last Air Date: 1990-10-10
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 55 min.
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Networks: BBC Two
  • Director: Stephen Whittaker
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The remarkable true story of Edwardian writer Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, miniseries, love affair, period drama, 1910s
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    Portrait of a Marriage Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1990-09-19
    4 Episodes

    Portrait of a Marriage Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 155 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 255 min
    Season 1Episode 3Episode 355 min
    Season 1Episode 4Episode 460 min
    • Diana Fairfax

      as Lady Sackville
    • Alexander Pearce

      as Nigel Nicolson
    • Yves Aubert

      as Concierge
    • David Griffith

      as Purser
    • Patricia Davidson

      as Lady Miles
    • Chris Walker

      as Ben Nicolson
    • Kathleen Byron

      as Lady Carnock
    • Madelaine Newton

      as Mrs. Milligan
    • Judy Elrington

      as Nanny
    • Madeline Blakeney

      as Mrs. Staples
    • Peter Birch

      as Denys Trefusis
    • Janet McTeer

      as Vita Sackville-West
    • Cathryn Harrison

      as Violet Keppel
    • David Haig

      as Harold Nicolson
    Writing Penelope Mortimer Writer
    Directing Stephen Whittaker Director
    Production Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
    Production Colin Tucker Producer
    Production Colin Rogers Executive Producer
    Sound Barrington Pheloung Original Music Composer
    Camera David Feig Director of Photography
    Editing Dick Allen Editor
    Art Stuart Walker Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Dinah Collin Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Lisa Westcott Makeup Designer
    Sound Terry Elms Sound Recordist
    Writing Nigel Nicolson Novel