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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House 

Bleak House (original title)
The great case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, an obsession to all involved. Then a question of inheritance becomes a question of murder.
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 Lady Honoria Dedlock 7 episodes, 1985
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 John Jarndyce 7 episodes, 1985
Suzanne Burden ...
 Esther Summerson 7 episodes, 1985
Jonathan Moore ...
 William Guppy 7 episodes, 1985
Chris Pitt ...
Robin Bailey ...
 Sir Leicester Dedlock 6 episodes, 1985
Lucy Hornak ...
 Ada Clare 6 episodes, 1985
Philip Franks ...
 Richard Carstone / ... 5 episodes, 1985
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 Miss Flite 5 episodes, 1985
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Pamela Merrick ...
 Hortense 5 episodes, 1985
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 Tulkinghorn 5 episodes, 1985
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 Harold Skimpole 4 episodes, 1985
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 Allan Woodcourt 4 episodes, 1985
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 Lord Chancellor 4 episodes, 1985
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 Judy Smallweed 4 episodes, 1985
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 Smallweed 4 episodes, 1985
Dave King ...
 Sergeant George 4 episodes, 1985
Heather Tobias ...
 Jenny / ... 4 episodes, 1985
Frank Windsor ...
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 Laurence Boythorn 3 episodes, 1985
Felicity Finch ...
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 Charley Neckett 3 episodes, 1985
Harry Jones ...
 Phil Squod 3 episodes, 1985
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Jack Carr ...
 Brickmaker / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
 Lizzy's Man / ... 2 episodes, 1985
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 Mrs. Rouncewell 2 episodes, 1985
Arthur Hewlett ...
 Waggoner 2 episodes, 1985
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 Inspector Bucket 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Kemble ...
Cathy Murphy ...
 Housemaid 2 episodes, 1985
Katharine Page ...
 Mrs. Smallweed 2 episodes, 1985
Rebecca Sebborn ...
 Young Esther 2 episodes, 1985
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 Ironmaster Rouncewell 2 episodes, 1985
James Snell ...
 Barrister 2 episodes, 1985
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Wanda Toubas ...
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The great case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, an obsession to all involved. Then a question of inheritance becomes a question of murder.

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Best adaptation of a classic novel
20 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This version of Bleak House is the best adaptation of a classic novel known to me. The representation of the court of Chancery as a 'character' in the drama is magnificent. The acting is marvellous, from the sinister Tulkinghorn, to the Dedlocks, Smallweed, Crooke, Miss Flyte, and the two young lovers. But it is the spider's web of chancery that holds the whole thing together, and the cinematography is superb. What mistake did the BBC make about copyright that meant that this version could not be seen in the UK on either video or DVD for many years? I tried to find out from them, but faced a stone wall. In the end I got a DVD copy from Canada.


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