Michael remarries Susan. He hires Donald Farfrae to manage his business but there is tension between them. Michael's standing goes down and, unable to take any more, Donald leaves him to set up a business in opposition to Michael.

Director:

David Giles

Writers:

Thomas Hardy (novel), Dennis Potter (dramatisation)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Michael Henchard
Anne Stallybrass Anne Stallybrass ... Susan
Janet Maw Janet Maw ... Elizabeth-Jane
Jack Galloway ... Donald Farfrae
Peter Bourke Peter Bourke ... Abel Whittle
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ... Carter
Deddie Davies ... Nancy
Joe Ritchie Joe Ritchie ... Buzzford
Clifford Parrish Clifford Parrish ... Longways
Douglas Milvain Douglas Milvain ... Coney
Mischa De La Motte Mischa De La Motte ... Priest
Stuart Fell ... Man at Fete
Steven Warner ... Boy
Patricia Fincham Patricia Fincham ... Henchard's Maid
Antony Spicer Antony Spicer ... First Farmer
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Michael remarries Susan and she moves into his house with their daughter. He has hired Donald Farfrae to manage the corn side of his business and there is a mutual attraction between Donald and Elizabeth-Jane. Michael is starting to treat the people around him badly and there is an increase in tension between Donald and himself. As Michael's standing in the community goes down, Donald's goes up. Eventually, Donald sets up his own business in opposition to Michael. Meanwhile, Susan's health continues to deteriorate. Written by jem

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10 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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