The radio adaptation of Galsworthy’s decades-long tale returns, this time spanning the fifth and sixth books in the saga. It is 1924, and young socialite Fleur Forsyte has resolved to forget her passionate romance with Jon. Now happily married to her devoted Parliamentarian suitor Michael Mont, Fleur instead devotes her attention to raising her son Kit, and aiding her husband’s political career. However, trouble arrives in the form of Jon’s handsome brother-in-law Frances, and Fleur’s overbearing father Soames, who has become bored of retirement.
The Forsytes Returns airs this Saturday on BBC Radio 4 at 2pm, before moving to a weekday slot at 10.45am and 7.45pm culminating next weekend.