Middlemarch (1994)

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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

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 Dorothea Brooke / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Dr. Tertius Lydgate / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Arthur Brooke (7 episodes, 1994)
Peter Jeffrey ...
 Bulstrode / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
Trevyn McDowell ...
 Rosamond Vincy / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Will Ladislaw (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Fred Vincy (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Sir James Chettam (7 episodes, 1994)
Colum Convey ...
 Mr. Hawley (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Rev. Farebrother / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
Stephen Moore ...
 Mayor Vincy (7 episodes, 1994)
Rosemary Martin ...
 Mrs. Bulstrode / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
Caroline Harker ...
 Celia Brooke / ... (7 episodes, 1994)
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 Caleb Garth (6 episodes, 1994)
Ronald Hines ...
 Mr. Standish (6 episodes, 1994)
Rachel Power ...
 Mary Garth (6 episodes, 1994)
Mary Hanefey ...
 Lady Chettam (6 episodes, 1994)
Elizabeth Spriggs ...
 Mrs. Cadwallader (6 episodes, 1994)
Jacqueline Tong ...
 Mrs. Vincy (6 episodes, 1994)
James Garbutt ...
 Dr. Wrench (5 episodes, 1994)
Patti Love ...
 Mrs. Plymdale (5 episodes, 1994)
Cheryl Fergison ...
 Pritchard (5 episodes, 1994)
Roger Milner ...
 Pratt (5 episodes, 1994)
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 Mrs. Garth (5 episodes, 1994)
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 Rev. Edward Casaubon (4 episodes, 1994)
Fred Pearson ...
 Mr. Bambridge (4 episodes, 1994)
John Savident ...
 Raffles (4 episodes, 1994)
David Belcher ...
 Mr. Chicheley / ... (4 episodes, 1994)
Fanny Carby ...
 Mrs. Kell (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Peter Featherstone (3 episodes, 1994)
Roy Holder ...
 Hiram Ford (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Mrs. Dollop (3 episodes, 1994)
David Sibley ...
 Mr. Spooner (3 episodes, 1994)
Richard Butler ...
 Mr. Powderell (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Lydgate's Maid / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
Freda Dowie ...
 Mrs. Waule / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
Ian Driver ...
 Mr. Plymdale / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
Ben Jeffery ...
 Ben Garth (3 episodes, 1994)
Susan Porrett ...
 Tantripp (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Solomon Featherstone (3 episodes, 1994)
Jeremy Sinden ...
 Captain Lydgate (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Dagley (3 episodes, 1994)
Nathan Valente ...
 Alfred Garth (3 episodes, 1994)
Sally Mates ...
 Mrs. Abel (2 episodes, 1994)
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 George Eliot (2 episodes, 1994)
Robert Blythe ...
 Heckler (2 episodes, 1994)
Ken Campbell ...
 Mr. Mawmsey (2 episodes, 1994)
Jonathan Hackett ...
 Joshua Rigg (2 episodes, 1994)
Jane Hollowood ...
 Mrs. Dagley (2 episodes, 1994)
Sophie Jeffrey ...
 Letty Garth (2 episodes, 1994)
Terry John ...
 Mr. Sparks (2 episodes, 1994)
Geoffrey Toone ...
 Sir Godwin Lydgate (2 episodes, 1994)
Geoffrey Wilkinson ...
 Jenkins (2 episodes, 1994)
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted from the George Eliot classic of the same name, the plot centers on the socially conscious, but naive Dorothea Brooke, whose disastrous match to the pedantic Rev. Edward Casaubon sets in motion a chain of events that will change the face of Middlemarch forever. The efforts of the dashing young physician, Tertius Lydgate, to modernize the medical practices at the new hospital causes quite a stir, both in the political power structure, headed by the evil Mr. Nicholas Bulstrode, and the heart of sweet Rosamund Vincey, the town beauty. Smaller plots interweave the action and lead to reconciliation, resignation, remuneration and resolution. Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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Two days before filming the Rome museum scene, the production team learned that permission to film in a historic palazzo was rescinded for political reasons. The team scrambled to find an alternate location in time to keep the shoot on schedule, and found such a place in the Palazzo Doria-Pamphili. They later learned that this was the very place where George Eliot met the man on whom she based the character of Will Ladislaw--the man she eventually married. See more »

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Dr. Tertius Lydgate: The reason doctors prescribe so much medicine, Mr. Mawmsey, is because it's the only way they can make their money. If they could charge for their consultation then they wouldn't have to overdose the King's legion. And that's the worst kind of treason, eh?
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Does justice to the novel- highly recommended.
16 May 1999 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'Middlemarch' is one of my favourite novels and the serialization is one of the best that I have seen. All the actors enliven the saga of this, George Eliot's masterpiece with an impressive panache. Juliet Aubrey as Dorothea, the heroine, needs a little bit of getting used to, but she portrays the character convincingly. Rufus Sewell was made for this role He exudes all the charm, the enigma and the romance in Will's personality beautifully..so much so that you really feel for him and his love for Dorothea as you feel for them in the novel. The only thing I'd like to say as a mild warning is that read the novel before you see this adaptation because the serial is made taking that for granted. For any admirer of Eliot this serialization is a must-see. With a beautiful music score, beautiful scenery, this adaptation is sensitively made..and memorable.


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