Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
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 Mr. Tremlow 3 episodes, 1998
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 Jenny Wren 3 episodes, 1998
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 Pleasant Riderhood 3 episodes, 1998
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 Police Inspector 3 episodes, 1998
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 Mr. Riah 3 episodes, 1998
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 Mr. Wilfer 3 episodes, 1998
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 Abby Potterson 2 episodes, 1998
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 George Radfoot 2 episodes, 1998
Eddie Webber ...
 First Pub Regular 2 episodes, 1998
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 Second Pub Regular 2 episodes, 1998
Willie Ross ...
 Mr. Dolls 2 episodes, 1998
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 Little Johnny 2 episodes, 1998
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 Reverend 2 episodes, 1998
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 Lavinia Wilfer 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

John Harmon: Since Miss Wilfer rejected me, I have never again urged my suit with a spoken syllable or look. But I have never changed in my devotion for her, except that it is deeper than it was and better founded.
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Version of How Bella Was Won (1911) See more »

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Begone Dull Care
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Performed by Kenneth Cranham
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Absolutely wonderful!
24 January 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I saw this as soon as it came out on Masterpiece Theater and loved it! All the actors did a wonderful portrayal of the characters. (one of my particular favorites is Mr.Venus) The Boffins were superb, Lizzie was fabulous, everyone had the BEST facial expressions! . . . I could go on forever! :o) If you haven't seen it, you definitely should. It is really worth the full 6 hours.


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