The Mayor of Casterbridge: Season 1, Episode 4

Episode #1.4 (24 Sep. 1978)

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Michael's business reaches rock bottom. Lucetta and Donald become serious so Michael extracts a promise from Lecetta to marry him by blackmailing her with her past. However, Donald and Lucetta marry anyway.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Janet Maw ...
Jack Galloway ...
Avis Bunnage ...
Mrs. Goodenough
Ronald Lacey ...
Alan Rowe ...
Mr. Joyce
Kenneth Waller ...
Clerk of Court
Gillian Brown ...
Lucetta's Maid (as Gilly Brown)
David Auker ...


Lucetta is spurring Michael's advances and he becomes suspicious. Meanwhile, the harvest is good and Michael is left with too much corn, causing him to lose a lot of money. Donald finally expresses his love to Lucetta. However, Michael sees them kissing and blackmails her, threatening to reveal their past. So, she reluctantly promises to marry him. When presiding over a court case, Michael admits his past, admitting he sold his wife and child. He later comes to senses and ends up releasing Lucetta from her promise but it was too late - she had already married Donald. However, Elizabeth-Jane decides that she must leave Lucetta and move into her own place. Written by jem

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