Our Mutual Friend (1998)

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Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

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Series cast summary:
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 Eugene Wrayburn (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mortimer Lightwood (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Rogue Riderhood (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Bella Wilfer / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Boffin (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mrs. Boffin (4 episodes, 1998)
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 John Harmon / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Sarah Crowden ...
 First Guest (4 episodes, 1998)
Cate Fowler ...
 Second Guest (4 episodes, 1998)
John Dallimore ...
 Third Guest (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Lizzie Hexam (4 episodes, 1998)
Peter Howell ...
 Fourth Guest (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Veneering (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Alfred Lammle (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Sophronia Lammle (4 episodes, 1998)
Ray Gardner ...
 Fifth Guest (4 episodes, 1998)
Rose English ...
 Mrs. Veneering (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Lady Tippins (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Silas Wegg (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Venus (4 episodes, 1998)
Paul Bailey ...
 Charley Hexam (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Bradley Headstone (3 episodes, 1998)
Robert Lang ...
 Mr. Tremlow (3 episodes, 1998)
Katy Murphy ...
 Jenny Wren (3 episodes, 1998)
Rachel Power ...
 Pleasant Riderhood (3 episodes, 1998)
Roger Frost ...
 Police Inspector (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Sloppy (3 episodes, 1998)
Cyril Shaps ...
 Mr. Riah (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Mr. Wilfer (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Gaffer Hexam (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Abby Potterson (2 episodes, 1998)
Richard Hanson ...
 George Radfoot (2 episodes, 1998)
Eddie Webber ...
 First Pub Regular (2 episodes, 1998)
Alan Talbot ...
 Second Pub Regular (2 episodes, 1998)
Willie Ross ...
 Mr. Dolls (2 episodes, 1998)
Edna Doré ...
 Betty Higden (2 episodes, 1998)
Bertie Shelley ...
 Little Johnny (2 episodes, 1998)
Richard Stirling ...
 Reverend (2 episodes, 1998)
Heather Tobias ...
 Mrs. Wilfer (2 episodes, 1998)
Catriona Yuill ...
 Lavinia Wilfer (2 episodes, 1998)
Vanessa Hadaway ...
 Lammle's Maid / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
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The tongues of London high society gossips begin to wag when John Harmon --a young man whose inheritance depended on his marrying a woman he had never met-- is found dead in the River Thames. The fortune passes into the hands of the working-class Boffins, who take into their new home both Bella Wilfer (Harmon's would-be bride), and a mysterious secretary known as Rokesmith. Meanwhile, Lizzie Hexam, the daughter of the boatman suspected of Harmon's murder, is pursued by two suitors: obsessive and self-righteous Bradley Headstone and roguish and lethargic Eugene Wrayburn. An expansive and varied cast of characters create an epic intertwining tale. Written by L. Hamre

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Love in a city where class governs all

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When Lizzie is adjusting Eugene's position on the boat, a hand can clearly be seen momentarily keeping the boat steady. It then lets go of the boat and can be seen in the water. See more »

Quotes

Bella Wilfer: For the reproaches you have borne on my account I earnestly and truly beg your pardon! The only fault you should admit to was that you laid yourself open to be slighted by a worldly, shallow girl whose head was turned and was quite unable to rise to what you offered!
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Version of Our Mutual Friend (1976) See more »

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Performed by Kenneth Cranham
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One of the best period dramas.
14 November 2000 | by (Sheffield England) – See all my reviews

This is a great adaptation. It is well cast and all the performances are excellent. I particularly liked the performances of David Morrissey as Bradley Hellstone and Stephen Mackintosh as John Rokesmith.

The script remains fairly faithful to the book, and the costumes and scenery give a very convincing Victorian look.


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