Give me a girl at an impressionable age and ....she'll be a Muriel Spark fan for life.
At last! At last! I have waited forever for the TV version to be available on DVD! I saw this TV series as an impressionable girl and it led to watching the movie, reading the novel, and reading some of Muriel Spark's other works. It's been so long (c. 1979) since I've seen it I'm not sure who makes a better Miss Brodie --- Maggie Smith or Geraldine McEwan. Cannot wait to load up the DVD and see it again.
If you like Lynsey Baxter as Sandy Stranger, check her out as the priggish fiance (to Jeremy Irons' Victorian scientist) in The French Lieutenant's Woman.
If someone who reads this review (or the much more thorough and better written 1st review) would post the news on the forum for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1978) at IMDB.com, I would be very grateful. Fingers crossed that the DVD is Region 1 for U.S. and Canadian viewers.