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Bleak House 

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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Esther Summerson 15 episodes, 2005
...  John Jarndyce 15 episodes, 2005
...  Ada Clare / ... 15 episodes, 2005
Finn Morrell ...  Street urchin 15 episodes, 2005
...  Lady Dedlock 14 episodes, 2005
Tom Georgeson ...  Clamb 14 episodes, 2005
...  Mr. Tulkinghorn 12 episodes, 2005
...  Richard Carstone 12 episodes, 2005
...  Sir Leicester Dedlock 12 episodes, 2005
...  Guppy 11 episodes, 2005
...  Sergeant George 10 episodes, 2005
...  Miss Flite 10 episodes, 2005
...  Smallweed 10 episodes, 2005
...  Harold Skimpole 10 episodes, 2005
...  Bucket 9 episodes, 2005
...  Mrs. Rouncewell 9 episodes, 2005
Lilo Baur ...  Hortense 9 episodes, 2005
Katie Angelou ...  Charley Neckett 9 episodes, 2005
...  Judy 8 episodes, 2005
...  Phil Squod 8 episodes, 2005
...  Rosa 7 episodes, 2005
...  Jo 7 episodes, 2005
...  Allan Woodcourt 7 episodes, 2005
...  Caddy Turveydrop / ... 7 episodes, 2005
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Catherine Tate (Mrs. Chadband) and Kelly Hunter (Miss Barbary) shared the screen in Season 401 of Doctor Who, ep. 13, entitled "The Stolen Earth". Carey Mulligan (Ada Clare) also starred in Doctor Who, though in the previous season, in an episode entitled "Blink". See more »

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John Jarndyce: [Talking of Esther after she recovers from Small Pox] I blame my self.
Boythorn: You blame yourself for an act of kindness. No sir, the person to blame is the one who calls himself God. What deity is it that would inflict such an illness on an innocent girl?
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Extraordinary
25 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Sheer brilliance at work here as Dickens' multi-stranded plot is woven into a magical TV production. Bleak House works on every single level, and certainly left this viewer alternately gripped or moved, as Davies rolls out the parallel stories of the Jarndyce wards and their companion Esther Summerson, and the slow, horrible destruction wrought on Honoria Deadlock.

Casting is absolute perfection, right down to the minor characters, and Chadwick, White and Rhode James have enabled the most delicious characterisations from every player. Maxwell Martin is delightful as Esther, making her totally believable and real - there isn't a trace of 'acting' in sight, so luminous and real is she. As Honoria Deadlock, Anderson is astonishing - post-X-Files, she has once again proved herself as one of the most versatile female actors around (reference also The House of Mirth and The Mighty Celt). Her ability to convey such intense emotions - grief, panic, terror - hidden behind a composed countenance is sublime. However, singling these two out in no way lessens the performances from other cast members - each in turn creates an incredibly believable character.

So one of the BBC triumphs of the decade, and unmissable in every respect!


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