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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House 

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The great case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, an obsession to all involved. Then a question of inheritance becomes a question of murder.
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Series cast summary:
...  Lady Honoria Dedlock 7 episodes, 1985
...  John Jarndyce 7 episodes, 1985
Suzanne Burden ...  Esther Summerson 7 episodes, 1985
Jonathan Moore ...  William Guppy 7 episodes, 1985
Chris Pitt ...  Jo 6 episodes, 1985
Robin Bailey ...  Sir Leicester Dedlock 6 episodes, 1985
Lucy Hornak ...  Ada Clare 6 episodes, 1985
Philip Franks ...  Richard Carstone / ... 5 episodes, 1985
...  Miss Flite 5 episodes, 1985
...  Krook 5 episodes, 1985
...  Snagsby 5 episodes, 1985
Pamela Merrick ...  Hortense 5 episodes, 1985
...  Tulkinghorn 5 episodes, 1985
...  Harold Skimpole 4 episodes, 1985
...  Allan Woodcourt 4 episodes, 1985
...  Lord Chancellor 4 episodes, 1985
...  Judy Smallweed 4 episodes, 1985
...  Smallweed 4 episodes, 1985
...  Sergeant George 4 episodes, 1985
Heather Tobias ...  Jenny / ... 4 episodes, 1985
...  Gridley 4 episodes, 1985
...  Laurence Boythorn 3 episodes, 1985
Felicity Finch ...  Rosa 3 episodes, 1985
...  Charley Neckett 3 episodes, 1985
Harry Jones ...  Phil Squod 3 episodes, 1985
...  Guster 2 episodes, 1985
Jack Carr ...  Brickmaker / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Peter-Hugo Daly ...  Lizzy's Man / ... 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mrs. Rouncewell 2 episodes, 1985
...  Waggoner 2 episodes, 1985
...  Inspector Bucket 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Kemble ...  Footman 2 episodes, 1985
...  Housemaid 2 episodes, 1985
Katharine Page ...  Mrs. Smallweed 2 episodes, 1985
Rebecca Sebborn ...  Young Esther 2 episodes, 1985
...  Ironmaster Rouncewell 2 episodes, 1985
James Snell ...  Barrister 2 episodes, 1985
...  'Nemo' 2 episodes, 1985
Wanda Toubas ...  Lizzy 2 episodes, 1985
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The great case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, an obsession to all involved. Then a question of inheritance becomes a question of murder.

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A Perfect Dickensian Adaptation!
19 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Bleak House" is hands down the finest adaptation of a Charles Dickens Novel ever put on screen. Alway one of My favorite novels,I was exteremely pleased with this Television Mini Series. The late, great Denholm Elliot was perfectly cast as the noble John Jardyce and Diana Rigg was sheer perfection as the doomed Ladty Dedlock. The film captures the essence of Dickens era and is extremely faithful to the book,oly making minor plot cuts that do not effect the story. over all a brilliant,moving and atmosphereic film.


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