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The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 August 2003 (USA)
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At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day,... See full summary »

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Michael Henchard (as Ciaran Hinds)
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Darren Hawkes ...
Auctioneer
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Michael Beint ...
Coachman
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John Surman ...
Tent Auctioneer
Susan Jane Tanner ...
Staylaces Dealer
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Councillor Vatt
Richard Moore ...
Councillor Chalkfield
Elliot Head ...
Waiter
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At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realizing his loss, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far. Eighteen years later, Henchard has become Mayor of Casterbridge, a man well respected but not well liked. The unexpected return of his wife and daughter Elizabeth Jane sets off a turn of events that force him to face the consequences of his selfish impulses and violent temper. Written by Raya Jacob

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Excellent production of perfect novel
30 December 2003 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

The ITV1 Christmas 2003 showing of this production in the UK was sensitive and thoughtful, with two separate 2 hour long episodes meaning the production really had time to show its colours and the story time to develop. Performances, staging and screenplay were all excellent getting as close to doing a Hardy story justice as I have ever seen. Truly brilliant. 4 million well spent in bringing Hardy to a new audience. Only question is, with the production complete at the beginning of 2001, why did it take so long to reach us....


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