Sophia & Constance – Maggie Thomas’s photos

These photos were taken by Makeup Artist, Maggie Thomas, on location in France (Paris and Rouen), in the Black Country Museum in Dudley, and in Studio A at BBC Pebble Mill.  ‘Sophia & Constance’ was a 6 part period drama, transmitted by the BBC in 1988.  It was an adaptation of Arnold Bennett’s novel: ‘The Old Wives’ Tale’.  It is set in 1964 in the town of Bursley in the potteries.  It is the tale of 2 sisters: Sophia and Constance.  Constance is the older and quieter sister, and is content to live and work in the family’s draper’s shop, whilst Sophia is more adventurous and outrages the family by becoming a schoolteacher.  The series was directed by Allison Romey and David Hugh, and produced by John Harris.  The Executive Producer was Colin Rogers.  The cast included: Catherine Cusack, Melissa Greenwood, Patricia Routledge, Alfred Burke, Nigel Bradshaw, Freda Davies and John Scott Martin.

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  • Hi Maggie! Your costumes are lovely! Could you tell me, do you own your own copy on video of Sophia and Constance? I enjoyed the serial very much. I looking for a copy of the whole serial on video. I’ll pay how ever it costs. Thank you.

    Stephen Corcoran

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