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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Cast

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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Goofs

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

Mr. Venus: Mr. Wegg, if you was brought here loose in a bag to be articulated, I could name your smallest bones blindfold, and sort them all in a manner that would surprise, and charm you.
Silas Wegg: Now that ain't a state to be brought low about.
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Remake of Vor fælles Ven (1921) See more »

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Begone Dull Care
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Performed by Kenneth Cranham
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As good as Bleak House...
15 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This adaptation of Our Mutual Friend is on a par with the BBC 's Bleak House, which was very impressive indeed. As with all of Dickens novels, a ninety minute movie can do them little justice. It was therefore wonderful to see how the director used the six hours to great affect in 'Our Mutual Friend'. The adaptation has no weak or flat spots, and the actors are without question perfect for every character, my own favourites being Mr Boffin, the loch keeper and the 'one legged man. Without detracting from the acting or plot line,the director gives us a sumptuous visual feast, without becoming too 'Dickensian'. I am biased by believing there is no greater creator of story lines and characters than Charles Dickens, and had he been alive today he would have undoubtedly been very heartened at this attempt to bring his genius to the screen.


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