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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House 

Bleak House (original title)
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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 Lady Honoria Dedlock 7 episodes, 1985
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 John Jarndyce 7 episodes, 1985
Suzanne Burden ...
 Esther Summerson 7 episodes, 1985
Jonathan Moore ...
 William Guppy 7 episodes, 1985
Chris Pitt ...
Robin Bailey ...
 Sir Leicester Dedlock 6 episodes, 1985
Lucy Hornak ...
 Ada Clare 6 episodes, 1985
Philip Franks ...
 Richard Carstone / ... 5 episodes, 1985
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 Miss Flite 5 episodes, 1985
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Pamela Merrick ...
 Hortense 5 episodes, 1985
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 Tulkinghorn 5 episodes, 1985
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 Harold Skimpole 4 episodes, 1985
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 Allan Woodcourt 4 episodes, 1985
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 Lord Chancellor 4 episodes, 1985
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 Judy Smallweed 4 episodes, 1985
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 Smallweed 4 episodes, 1985
Dave King ...
 Sergeant George 4 episodes, 1985
Heather Tobias ...
 Jenny / ... 4 episodes, 1985
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 Laurence Boythorn 3 episodes, 1985
Felicity Finch ...
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 Charley Neckett 3 episodes, 1985
Harry Jones ...
 Phil Squod 3 episodes, 1985
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Jack Carr ...
 Brickmaker / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
 Lizzy's Man / ... 2 episodes, 1985
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 Mrs. Rouncewell 2 episodes, 1985
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 Waggoner 2 episodes, 1985
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 Inspector Bucket 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Kemble ...
Cathy Murphy ...
 Housemaid 2 episodes, 1985
Katharine Page ...
 Mrs. Smallweed 2 episodes, 1985
Rebecca Sebborn ...
 Young Esther 2 episodes, 1985
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 Ironmaster Rouncewell 2 episodes, 1985
James Snell ...
 Barrister 2 episodes, 1985
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Wanda Toubas ...
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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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Bleak House - Diana Rigg
16 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I like this presentation - I have read Bleak House and I know it is so difficult to present the entire book as it should be, and even others like Little Dorrit - I have to admit they did a very good show with the staged Nicholas Nickelby. I love Diana Rigg and I could see the pain of Lady Dedlock, even through the expected arrogance of the aristocracy. I am sorry, I think she is the best Lady Dedlock... I am not sure who could have made a better Jarndyce, but I am OK with Mr. Elliott. It is not easy to present these long Dickens' books - Oliver Twist would be easier - this is a long, and if you don't care for all the legal situations can be dreary or boring. I think this presentation is entertaining enough not to be boring. I just LOVED Mr. Smallweed - it can be entertaining. There is always a child - Jo will break your heart here... I think we should be given a chance to judge for ourselves...

I have to say I loved the show. Maybe if I read the book again, as I usually do, after seeing the movie, maybe I can be more critical. In the meantime - I think it is a good presentation.


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