This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Dorothea Brooke / ... 7 episodes, 1994
...  Dr. Tertius Lydgate / ... 7 episodes, 1994
...  Arthur Brooke 7 episodes, 1994
...  Bulstrode / ... 7 episodes, 1994
...  Rosamond Vincy / ... 7 episodes, 1994
...  Will Ladislaw 7 episodes, 1994
...  Fred Vincy 7 episodes, 1994
...  Sir James Chettam 7 episodes, 1994
Colum Convey ...  Mr. Hawley 7 episodes, 1994
...  Rev. Farebrother / ... 7 episodes, 1994
Stephen Moore ...  Mayor Vincy 7 episodes, 1994
Rosemary Martin ...  Mrs. Bulstrode / ... 7 episodes, 1994
...  Celia Brooke / ... 7 episodes, 1994
...  Caleb Garth 6 episodes, 1994
Ronald Hines ...  Mr. Standish 6 episodes, 1994
Rachel Power ...  Mary Garth 6 episodes, 1994
Mary Hanefey ...  Lady Chettam 6 episodes, 1994
...  Mrs. Cadwallader 6 episodes, 1994
...  Mrs. Vincy 6 episodes, 1994
James Garbutt ...  Dr. Wrench 5 episodes, 1994
Patti Love ...  Mrs. Plymdale 5 episodes, 1994
Cheryl Fergison ...  Pritchard 5 episodes, 1994
Roger Milner ...  Pratt 5 episodes, 1994
...  Mrs. Garth 5 episodes, 1994
...  Rev. Edward Casaubon 4 episodes, 1994
...  Mr. Bambridge 4 episodes, 1994
...  Raffles 4 episodes, 1994
David Belcher ...  Mr. Chicheley / ... 4 episodes, 1994
Fanny Carby ...  Mrs. Kell 4 episodes, 1994
...  Peter Featherstone 3 episodes, 1994
...  Hiram Ford 3 episodes, 1994
...  Mrs. Dollop 3 episodes, 1994
David Sibley ...  Mr. Spooner 3 episodes, 1994
Richard Butler ...  Mr. Powderell 3 episodes, 1994
...  Lydgate's Maid / ... 3 episodes, 1994
...  Mrs. Waule / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Ian Driver ...  Mr. Plymdale / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Ben Jeffery ...  Ben Garth 3 episodes, 1994
Susan Porrett ...  Tantripp 3 episodes, 1994
...  Solomon Featherstone 3 episodes, 1994
Jeremy Sinden ...  Captain Lydgate 3 episodes, 1994
...  Dagley 3 episodes, 1994
Nathan Valente ...  Alfred Garth 3 episodes, 1994
Sally Mates ...  Mrs. Abel 2 episodes, 1994
...  George Eliot 2 episodes, 1994
Robert Blythe ...  Heckler 2 episodes, 1994
Ken Campbell ...  Mr. Mawmsey 2 episodes, 1994
Jonathan Hackett ...  Joshua Rigg 2 episodes, 1994
Jane Hollowood ...  Mrs. Dagley 2 episodes, 1994
Sophie Jeffrey ...  Letty Garth 2 episodes, 1994
Terry John ...  Mr. Sparks 2 episodes, 1994
...  Sir Godwin Lydgate 2 episodes, 1994
Geoffrey Wilkinson ...  Jenkins 2 episodes, 1994
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted from the George Eliot classic of the same name, the plot centers on the socially conscious, but naive Dorothea Brooke, whose disastrous match to the pedantic Rev. Edward Casaubon sets in motion a chain of events that will change the face of Middlemarch forever. The efforts of the dashing young physician, Tertius Lydgate, to modernize the medical practices at the new hospital causes quite a stir, both in the political power structure, headed by the evil Mr. Nicholas Bulstrode, and the heart of sweet Rosamund Vincey, the town beauty. Smaller plots interweave the action and lead to reconciliation, resignation, remuneration and resolution. Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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Two days before filming the Rome museum scene, the production team learned that permission to film in a historic palazzo was rescinded for political reasons. The team scrambled to find an alternate location in time to keep the shoot on schedule, and found such a place in the Palazzo Doria-Pamphili. They later learned that this was the very place where George Eliot met the man on whom she based the character of Will Ladislaw--the man she eventually married. See more »

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Dr. Tertius Lydgate: The reason doctors prescribe so much medicine, Mr. Mawmsey, is because it's the only way they can make their money. If they could charge for their consultation then they wouldn't have to overdose the King's legion. And that's the worst kind of treason, eh?
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Does justice to the novel- highly recommended.
16 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

'Middlemarch' is one of my favourite novels and the serialization is one of the best that I have seen. All the actors enliven the saga of this, George Eliot's masterpiece with an impressive panache. Juliet Aubrey as Dorothea, the heroine, needs a little bit of getting used to, but she portrays the character convincingly. Rufus Sewell was made for this role He exudes all the charm, the enigma and the romance in Will's personality beautifully..so much so that you really feel for him and his love for Dorothea as you feel for them in the novel. The only thing I'd like to say as a mild warning is that read the novel before you see this adaptation because the serial is made taking that for granted. For any admirer of Eliot this serialization is a must-see. With a beautiful music score, beautiful scenery, this adaptation is sensitively made..and memorable.


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