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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit 

Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Geraldine McEwan ...  Mother 3 episodes, 1990
Elizabeth Spriggs ...  May 3 episodes, 1990
Freda Dowie ...  Mrs. Green 3 episodes, 1990
Peter Gordon Peter Gordon ...  William 3 episodes, 1990
Charlotte Coleman ...  Jess 3 episodes, 1990
Margery Withers Margery Withers ...  Elsie 3 episodes, 1990
Kenneth Cranham ...  Pastor Finch 3 episodes, 1990
Barbara Hicks ...  Cissy 3 episodes, 1990
Pam Ferris ...  Mrs. Arkwright 3 episodes, 1990
Cathryn Bradshaw ...  Melanie 3 episodes, 1990
Tamar Swade Tamar Swade ...  Church Pianist / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Celia Imrie ...  Miss Jewsbury 3 episodes, 1990
Emily Aston ...  Small Jess 3 episodes, 1990
David Thewlis ...  Doctor 3 episodes, 1990
Richard Henders ...  Graham 2 episodes, 1990
Darren Scott Darren Scott ...  Boy Next Door 2 episodes, 1990
Sophie Thursfield Sophie Thursfield ...  Jess's real mother 2 episodes, 1990
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ...  Mrs. Virtue 2 episodes, 1990
Sharon Bower Sharon Bower ...  Mrs. Vole 2 episodes, 1990
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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the discriminatory teachings of Pastor Finch and his understanding of Revelations. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. But when her friendship with Melanie develops into something a little more 'unnatural' she easily realizes the error of the Pastors teachings. The girls are subjected to terrible treatment to convince them to repent. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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10 January 1990 (UK) See more »

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Based on the book, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" by Jeanette Winterson. See more »

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Referenced in The Fast Show (1994) See more »

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Exceptional Film
5 October 2000 | by Mitch-38See all my reviews

Magnificently crafted film involving a young adopted girl's coming of age, under the authority of her priggish and religiously fanatical mother. At times, moving, stark and horrifying. It also portrays wonderful strength in the face of adversity, and the extraordinary power of being able to forgive. The acting is first rate, all the way around, and the end truly left me wishing that a sequel had been on tap.


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