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  • Freda Dowie as Miss Brown wearing a blue dress in the 1972 mini-series "Cranford."
    • BBC

    Cranford

    1972

    Costume seen on Freda Dowie as Miss Brown

  • Vickery Turner as Charlotte Bronte wearing a blue dress in the 1973 mini-series "The Brontes of Haworth."
    • Yorkshire Television (YTV)
    • Granada

    The Brontës of Haworth

    1973

    Costume seen on Vickery Turner as Charlotte Brontë

  • Kate Nicholls as Kate Nickleby wearing a blue dress in the 1977 mini-series "Nicholas Nickleby."
    • BBC

    Nicholas Nickleby

    1977

    Costume seen on Kate Nicholls as Kate Nickleby

  • Judy Cornwell as Bessy Tulliver wearing a blue dress in the 1978 mini-series "The Mill on the Floss."
    • BBC

    The Mill on the Floss

    1978

    Costume seen on Judy Cornwell as Bessy Tulliver

  • Zelah Clarke as Jane Eyre wearing a blue dress in the 1983 mini-series "Jane Eyre."
    • BBC

    Jane Eyre

    1983

    Costume seen on Zelah Clarke as Jane Eyre

  • Sandra Payne as Mrs. Micawber wearing a blue dress in the 1986 mini-series "David Copperfield."
    • BBC

    David Copperfield

    1986

    Costume seen on Sandra Payne as Mrs. Micawber

  • Rachel Power as Mary Garth wearing a blue dress in the 1994 mini-series "Middlemarch."
    • BBC

    Middlemarch

    1994

    Costume seen on Rachel Power as Mary Garth

  • Annette Crosbie as Mrs. Bedwin wearing a blue dress in the 1999 mini-series "Oliver Twist."
    • ITV

    Oliver Twist

    1999

    Costume seen on Annette Crosbie as Mrs. Bedwin

  • An extra wearing a blue dress in the 2001 film "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby."
    • Company Television

    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

    2001

    Costume seen on an extra

  • Freema Agyeman as Tattycoram wearing a blue dress in the 2008 mini-series "Little Dorrit."
    • BBC

    Little Dorrit

    2008

    Costume seen on Freema Agyeman as Tattycoram

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About the Costume

This gown has been seen at least ten times over the years! It was first spotted in the 1972 adaptation of Cranford, where Freda Dowie wore it as Miss Brown. The following year it was worn in The Brontës of Haworth by Vickery Turner as Charlotte Brontë. In 1977 the dress appeared in Nicholas Nickleby, worn by Kate Nicholls as Kate Nickleby, and the next year it was worn in The Mill on the Floss by Judy Cornwell as Bessy Tulliver. The gown wasn’t seen again until 1983 when Zelah Clarke wore it in the title role of Jane Eyre. The 1986 adaptation of David Copperfield used the piece for Sandra Payne’s portrayal of Mrs. Micawber, and 1994’s Middlemarch saw the dress used by Rachel Power as Mary Garth. The costume was seen again in 1999’s Oliver Twist, where Annette Crosbie wore it as Mrs. Bedwin. The gown was worn by an extra in the 2001 adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Finally, in 2008 the dress was worn by Freema Agyeman as Tattycoram in Little Dorrit.

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About the Costume

This gown has been seen at least ten times over the years! It was first spotted in the 1972 adaptation of Cranford, where Freda Dowie wore it as Miss Brown. The following year it was worn in The Brontës of Haworth by Vickery Turner as Charlotte Brontë. In 1977 the dress appeared in Nicholas Nickleby, worn by Kate Nicholls as Kate Nickleby, and the next year it was worn in The Mill on the Floss by Judy Cornwell as Bessy Tulliver. The gown wasn’t seen again until 1983 when Zelah Clarke wore it in the title role of Jane Eyre. The 1986 adaptation of David Copperfield used the piece for Sandra Payne’s portrayal of Mrs. Micawber, and 1994’s Middlemarch saw the dress used by Rachel Power as Mary Garth. The costume was seen again in 1999’s Oliver Twist, where Annette Crosbie wore it as Mrs. Bedwin. The gown was worn by an extra in the 2001 adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Finally, in 2008 the dress was worn by Freema Agyeman as Tattycoram in Little Dorrit.

This gown has been seen at least ten times over the years! It was first spotted in the 1972 adaptation of Cranford, where Freda Dowie wore it as Miss Brown. The following year it was worn in The Brontës of Haworth by Vickery Turner as Charlotte Brontë. In 1977 the dress appeared in Nicholas Nickleby, worn by Kate Nicholls as Kate Nickleby, and the next year it was worn in The Mill on the Floss by Judy Cornwell as Bessy Tulliver. The gown wasn’t seen again until 1983 when Zelah Clarke wore it in the title role of Jane Eyre. The 1986 adaptation of David Copperfield used the piece for Sandra Payne’s portrayal of Mrs. Micawber, and 1994’s Middlemarch saw the dress used by Rachel Power as Mary Garth. The costume was seen again in 1999’s Oliver Twist, where Annette Crosbie wore it as Mrs. Bedwin. The gown was worn by an extra in the 2001 adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Finally, in 2008 the dress was worn by Freema Agyeman as Tattycoram in Little Dorrit.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Shrewsbury Lasses
Photos provided by:
  • Shrewsbury Lasses
  • justprosper
  • Julia Spicer
Costume Designer:
  • Unknown

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      • I think people who like BBC-70s stuff will enjoy it (it has all the stagey acting, bad lighting and studio bound characteristics of other programs from that era). Good cast. I also spotted another familiar dress and posted it you know where.

  1. Thank youso much!That will teach me to update my site late at night when I’m sleepy and can barely keep my eyes open! Looks like I had the order of the images right, but flubbed the year when I typed it in. Ha! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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      • I think people who like BBC-70s stuff will enjoy it (it has all the stagey acting, bad lighting and studio bound characteristics of other programs from that era). Good cast. I also spotted another familiar dress and posted it you know where.

  1. Thank youso much!That will teach me to update my site late at night when I’m sleepy and can barely keep my eyes open! Looks like I had the order of the images right, but flubbed the year when I typed it in. Ha! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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      • I think people who like BBC-70s stuff will enjoy it (it has all the stagey acting, bad lighting and studio bound characteristics of other programs from that era). Good cast. I also spotted another familiar dress and posted it you know where.

  1. Thank youso much!That will teach me to update my site late at night when I’m sleepy and can barely keep my eyes open! Looks like I had the order of the images right, but flubbed the year when I typed it in. Ha! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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