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Complete series cast summary:
...  Rachel 4 episodes, 1994
...  Stephen Blackpool 4 episodes, 1994
...  Josiah Bounderby 4 episodes, 1994
...  Louisa Gradgrind 4 episodes, 1994
...  Thomas Gradgrind 4 episodes, 1994
Emma Lewis ...  Sissy Jupe / ... 4 episodes, 1994
...  James Harthouse 3 episodes, 1994
...  Tom 2 episodes, 1994
...  Mrs. Sparsit 2 episodes, 1994
Damian Hunt ...  Young Tom 2 episodes, 1994
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Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his oldest children, Louisa and Tom, according to this philosophy and never allows them to engage in fanciful or imaginative pursuits.

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Left-handed C'hristien Anholt' who plays Tom, is seen writing with his right hand as Tom is right handed. See more »

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Genius, pure genius!
2 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Richard E Grant really made this adaptation. It's a shame I have to write 5 lines on this because there's not a lot to say. Umm. Yes. Some of the glances between the characters were inspired expecially, between Harthouse and Louisa. REG played the dashing cad to a tee. Oh yes. One more line.................!


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