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The life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the twentieth century, to respected business woman and grandmother in the 1980s. From humble beginnings, Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but over the next twenty years, she expands her stores and invests in the growing textile industry in Leeds.

Series Cast

  1. Miranda Richardson as Paula McGill Amory

    Miranda Richardson

    Paula McGill Amory

    3 Episodes

  2. John Mills as Henry Rossiter

    John Mills

    Henry Rossiter

    3 Episodes

  3. Liam Neeson as Blackie O'Neill

    Liam Neeson

    Blackie O'Neill

    3 Episodes

  4. Barry Bostwick as Maj. Paul McGill

    Barry Bostwick

    Maj. Paul McGill

    3 Episodes

  5. Jenny Seagrove as Young Emma Harte

    Jenny Seagrove

    Young Emma Harte

    3 Episodes

  6. Barry Morse as

    Barry Morse

    3 Episodes

  7. Peter Egan as Adam Fairley

    Peter Egan

    Adam Fairley

    3 Episodes

  8. John Duttine

    3 Episodes

  9. Deborah Kerr as Emma Harte

    Deborah Kerr

    Emma Harte

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1985 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of A Woman of Substance premiered on January 2, 1985.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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