The Cazalets

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Genre Drama/War
Based on The Cazalet Chronicle by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Written by Douglas Livingstone
Directed by Suri Krishnamma
Starring Hugh Bonneville
Anna Chancellor
Stephen Dillane
Lesley Manville
Joanna Page
Penny Downie
Composer(s) Julian Nott
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Pippa Harris
Jane Tranter
Rebecca Eaton
Producer(s) Verity Lambert
Production company(s) Cinema Verity productions in association with WGBH for BBC
Original network BBC One
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 22 June (2001-06-22) – 27 July 2001 (2001-07-27)

The Cazalets is a 2001 six-episode television drama series (5 episodes when broadcast in the US) about the life of a large privileged family in the years 1937 to 1947.[1] Most of the action takes place in London, and at the family's large estate in Sussex.

The drama was based on the novels of Elizabeth Jane Howard, and adapted by the screenwriter Douglas Livingstone and directed by Suri Krishnamma. The series was originally produced by Cinema Verity for BBC One and is available on DVD.[2]

A BBC Radio 4 version in 45 episodes, in 5 series, was also produced later, broadcast between December 2012 and April 2014.[3][4]


  1. ^ The Cazalets, Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, US.
  2. ^ Masterpiece TheatreThe Cazalets,
  3. ^ Frances Wilson (30 December 2012). "Elizabeth Jane Howard: interview". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Cazalets - Episodes by date". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 

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