Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
"Bleak House" (original title)

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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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 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 ...
 Jo (6 episodes, 1985)
Robin Bailey ...
 Sir Leicester Dedlock (6 episodes, 1985)
Lucy Hornak ...
 Ada Clare (6 episodes, 1985)
Philip Franks ...
 Richard Carstone / ... (5 episodes, 1985)
Sylvia Coleridge ...
 Miss Flite (5 episodes, 1985)
Bernard Hepton ...
 Krook (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Snagsby / ... (5 episodes, 1985)
Pamela Merrick ...
 Hortense (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Tulkinghorn (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Harold Skimpole (4 episodes, 1985)
Brian Deacon ...
 Allan Woodcourt (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Lord Chancellor (4 episodes, 1985)
Eileen Davies ...
 Judy Smallweed (4 episodes, 1985)
Charlie Drake ...
 Smallweed (4 episodes, 1985)
Dave King ...
 Sergeant George (4 episodes, 1985)
Heather Tobias ...
 Jenny / ... (4 episodes, 1985)
Frank Windsor ...
 Gridley (4 episodes, 1985)
Robert Urquhart ...
 Laurence Boythorn (3 episodes, 1985)
Felicity Finch ...
 Rosa (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Charley Neckett (3 episodes, 1985)
Harry Jones ...
 Phil Squod (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Guster (2 episodes, 1985)
Jack Carr ...
 Brickmaker / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
 Lizzy's Man / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
Gabrielle Daye ...
 Mrs. Rouncewell (2 episodes, 1985)
Arthur Hewlett ...
 Waggoner (2 episodes, 1985)
Ian Hogg ...
 Inspector Bucket (2 episodes, 1985)
Stephen Kemble ...
 Footman (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Housemaid (2 episodes, 1985)
Katharine Page ...
 Mrs. Smallweed (2 episodes, 1985)
Rebecca Sebborn ...
 Young Esther (2 episodes, 1985)
George Sewell ...
 Ironmaster Rouncewell (2 episodes, 1985)
James Snell ...
 Barrister (2 episodes, 1985)
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 'Nemo' (2 episodes, 1985)
Wanda Toubas ...
 Lizzy (2 episodes, 1985)
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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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Bleak House - Diana Rigg
16 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this presentation - I have read Bleak House and I know it is so difficult to present the entire book as it should be, and even others like Little Dorrit - I have to admit they did a very good show with the staged Nicholas Nickelby. I love Diana Rigg and I could see the pain of Lady Dedlock, even through the expected arrogance of the aristocracy. I am sorry, I think she is the best Lady Dedlock... I am not sure who could have made a better Jarndyce, but I am OK with Mr. Elliott. It is not easy to present these long Dickens' books - Oliver Twist would be easier - this is a long, and if you don't care for all the legal situations can be dreary or boring. I think this presentation is entertaining enough not to be boring. I just LOVED Mr. Smallweed - it can be entertaining. There is always a child - Jo will break your heart here... I think we should be given a chance to judge for ourselves...

I have to say I loved the show. Maybe if I read the book again, as I usually do, after seeing the movie, maybe I can be more critical. In the meantime - I think it is a good presentation.


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