The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978)

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In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, ... See full summary »

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 Michael Henchard (7 episodes, 1978)
Janet Maw ...
 Elizabeth-Jane (7 episodes, 1978)
Jack Galloway ...
 Donald Farfrae (7 episodes, 1978)
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 Lucetta Farfrae / ... (4 episodes, 1978)
Ronald Lacey ...
 Jopp (4 episodes, 1978)
Peter Bourke ...
 Abel Whittle (4 episodes, 1978)
Jeffrey Holland ...
 Carter (4 episodes, 1978)
Alan Rowe ...
 Mr. Joyce (4 episodes, 1978)
Gillian Brown ...
 Lucetta's Maid (4 episodes, 1978)
Clifford Parrish ...
 Longways (4 episodes, 1978)
Avis Bunnage ...
 Mrs. Goodenough (3 episodes, 1978)
Richard Owens ...
 Newson (3 episodes, 1978)
Douglas Milvain ...
 Coney (3 episodes, 1978)
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In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, changes his ways. He becomes the Mayor of the town. Nearly twenty years later his past comes back to haunt him. Written by <burkeji@forfas.ie>

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3 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Il sindaco di Casterbridge  »

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Better than the newer A&E version
11 February 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent British TV production of Thomas Hardy's classic novel. I watched it after I saw the updated version on A&E starring Ciaran Hinds (which is good too). This version is about 3 times as long and more true to the novel. Excellent acting and on location filming make this a winner. It's in a live play style. Its about a drunken husband who sells his wife and daughter to a sailor at a rural fair because he can't support them. Years later, this decision comes back to haunt him. Good morality story of how a bad decision can ruin people for life.


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