Previously adapted for British television in 1957, William Makepeace Thackeray's satirical novel Vanity Fair underwent the miniseries treatment for a second time in 1967 as the first BBC drama filmed in color. Susan Hampshire headed the cast as the vixenish Becky Sharp, a poor farm girl who rose to the upper ranks of British aristocracy during the Napoleonic wars. Alas, Becky's manipulative way with her friends and especially the men in her life eventually brought about her downfall, though she managed to "see the light" in ...