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A Woman of Substance

This star-studded adaptation of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s bestselling book tracks the remarkable rise of Emma Harte (Jenny Seagrove) from servant girl to business tycoon.
19853 episodes
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  1. S1 E1 - Part 1
    January 1, 1985
    1 h 36 min
    At 80, Emma Harte heads one of the world’s largest business conglomerations. Returning to her native Yorkshire, she reflects on her past and improbable rise to power.
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  2. S1 E2 - Part 2
    January 2, 1985
    1 h 35 min
    Now pregnant and alone, Emma finds a job in the textile industry. She works hard and is able to open her own shop, but her animosity towards the Fairleys only grows.
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  3. S1 E3 - Part 3
    January 3, 1985
    1 h 37 min
    Emma finds true love with a dashing Australian soldier, but he has a wife back home. In the present, Emma proves to her children that she is not to be trifled with.
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Nudityalcohol usefoul languagesexual content
Audio languages
English [CC]
Don Sharp
Jenny SeagroveDeborah KerrLiam Neeson
Portman Artemis Productions
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