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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Juliet Aubrey ...  Dorothea Brooke / ... 7 episodes, 1994
Douglas Hodge ...  Dr. Tertius Lydgate / ... 7 episodes, 1994
Robert Hardy ...  Arthur Brooke 7 episodes, 1994
Peter Jeffrey ...  Bulstrode / ... 7 episodes, 1994
Trevyn McDowell ...  Rosamond Vincy / ... 7 episodes, 1994
Rufus Sewell ...  Will Ladislaw 7 episodes, 1994
Jonathan Firth ...  Fred Vincy 7 episodes, 1994
Julian Wadham ...  Sir James Chettam 7 episodes, 1994
Colum Convey Colum Convey ...  Mr. Hawley 7 episodes, 1994
Simon Chandler ...  Rev. Farebrother / ... 7 episodes, 1994
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ...  Mayor Vincy 7 episodes, 1994
Rosemary Martin Rosemary Martin ...  Mrs. Bulstrode / ... 7 episodes, 1994
Caroline Harker ...  Celia Brooke / ... 7 episodes, 1994
Clive Russell ...  Caleb Garth 6 episodes, 1994
Ronald Hines Ronald Hines ...  Mr. Standish 6 episodes, 1994
Rachel Power Rachel Power ...  Mary Garth 6 episodes, 1994
Mary Hanefey Mary Hanefey ...  Lady Chettam 6 episodes, 1994
Elizabeth Spriggs ...  Mrs. Cadwallader 6 episodes, 1994
Jacqueline Tong ...  Mrs. Vincy 6 episodes, 1994
James Garbutt James Garbutt ...  Dr. Wrench 5 episodes, 1994
Patti Love Patti Love ...  Mrs. Plymdale 5 episodes, 1994
Cheryl Fergison Cheryl Fergison ...  Pritchard 5 episodes, 1994
Roger Milner Roger Milner ...  Pratt 5 episodes, 1994
Gabrielle Lloyd ...  Mrs. Garth 5 episodes, 1994
Patrick Malahide ...  Rev. Edward Casaubon 4 episodes, 1994
Fred Pearson ...  Mr. Bambridge 4 episodes, 1994
John Savident ...  Raffles 4 episodes, 1994
David Belcher David Belcher ...  Mr. Chicheley / ... 4 episodes, 1994
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ...  Mrs. Kell 4 episodes, 1994
Michael Hordern ...  Peter Featherstone 3 episodes, 1994
Roy Holder ...  Hiram Ford 3 episodes, 1994
Pam Ferris ...  Mrs. Dollop 3 episodes, 1994
David Sibley David Sibley ...  Mr. Spooner 3 episodes, 1994
Richard Butler Richard Butler ...  Mr. Powderell 3 episodes, 1994
Emily Woof ...  Lydgate's Maid / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Freda Dowie ...  Mrs. Waule / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Ian Driver Ian Driver ...  Mr. Plymdale / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Ben Jeffery Ben Jeffery ...  Ben Garth 3 episodes, 1994
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ...  Tantripp 3 episodes, 1994
Tony Rohr ...  Solomon Featherstone 3 episodes, 1994
Jeremy Sinden Jeremy Sinden ...  Captain Lydgate 3 episodes, 1994
Andrew Tiernan ...  Dagley 3 episodes, 1994
Nathan Valente Nathan Valente ...  Alfred Garth 3 episodes, 1994
Sally Mates Sally Mates ...  Mrs. Abel 2 episodes, 1994
Judi Dench ...  George Eliot 2 episodes, 1994
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ...  Heckler 2 episodes, 1994
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ...  Mr. Mawmsey 2 episodes, 1994
Jonathan Hackett Jonathan Hackett ...  Joshua Rigg 2 episodes, 1994
Jane Hollowood Jane Hollowood ...  Mrs. Dagley 2 episodes, 1994
Sophie Jeffrey Sophie Jeffrey ...  Letty Garth 2 episodes, 1994
Terry John Terry John ...  Mr. Sparks 2 episodes, 1994
Geoffrey Toone ...  Sir Godwin Lydgate 2 episodes, 1994
Geoffrey Wilkinson 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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12 January 1994 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The final score composed by Stanley Myers. He died shortly before the premiere. 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 Lee-107See 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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