Hard Times (1977– )
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Thomas Gradgrind, a leading citizen of Coketown, raises his daughter and son to prize hard facts above soft sentiment. His friend Josiah Bounderby, shares the philosophy and applies it to ... See full summary »

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Thomas Gradgrind
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Josiah Bounderby
Alan Dobie ...
Stephen Blackpool
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Mrs. Sparsit
Ursula Howells ...
Mrs. Gradgrind
Barbara Ewing ...
Rachael
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Louisa Gradgrind
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Deeks ...
Kidderminster
Michelle Dibnah ...
Sissy Jupe
Brenda Elder ...
Mrs. Blackpool
Sean Flanagan ...
Bitzer
Tony Heath ...
Childers
Harry Markham ...
Sleary
Paul Ridley ...
McChoakumchild
John Who ...
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Thomas Gradgrind, a leading citizen of Coketown, raises his daughter and son to prize hard facts above soft sentiment. His friend Josiah Bounderby, shares the philosophy and applies it to running his bank and textile mills. But when a circus comes to town, it introduces the Gradgrind children to a new world of imagination, and a new companion-Sissy Jupe, a young performer whom their father adopts. Written by Anonymous

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25 October 1977 (UK)  »

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