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Ursula Brangwen is the beautiful, naive daughter of a wealthy country squire, one of five children living in the Nottinghamshire mining heartland at the turn of the century. From wide-eyed sixteen-year-old to fully grown woman, the drama follows Ursula through the trials and tribulations of her burgeoning personal relationships in her quest to find fulfilment for her developing passionate and sensual nature. Adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel.

Series Cast

  1. Imogen Stubbs as Ursula Brangwen

    Imogen Stubbs

    Ursula Brangwen

    3 Episodes

  2. Clare Holman as Gudrun Brangwen

    Clare Holman

    Gudrun Brangwen

    3 Episodes

  3. Martin Wenner as Anton Skrebensky

    Martin Wenner

    Anton Skrebensky

    3 Episodes

  4. Colin Tarrant

    Will Brangwen

    3 Episodes

  5. Tom Bell as Old Tom Brangwen

    Tom Bell

    Old Tom Brangwen

    3 Episodes

  6. Kate Buffery as Winifred Inger

    Kate Buffery

    Winifred Inger

    3 Episodes

  7. Suzy Roper

    Theresa Brangwen

    3 Episodes

  8. Emma Chambers as Margaret

    Emma Chambers


    3 Episodes

  9. Sarah Crowden as Catherine Phillips

    Sarah Crowden

    Catherine Phillips

    3 Episodes

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Last Season


1988 • 3 Episodes

Season 1 of The Rainbow premiered on December 4, 1988.

The Darkness of Paradise

(1x3, December 18, 1988) Season Finale

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The Rainbow
The Rainbow


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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