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Episode #1.3 

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After Susan dies, Michael tells Elizabeth-Jane about he being her father. However, he then finds a letter explaining that Elizabeth-Jane is not his daughter, which he keeps this secret. Donald's business rises just as Michael's slumps.

Director:

David Giles

Writers:

Thomas Hardy (novel), Dennis Potter (dramatisation)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Alan Bates ... Michael Henchard
Anna Massey ... Lucetta Templeman
Janet Maw Janet Maw ... Elizabeth-Jane
Jack Galloway Jack Galloway ... Donald Farfrae
Ronald Lacey ... Jopp
Freddie Jones ... Fall
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ... Carter
Gillian Brown Gillian Brown ... Lucetta's Maid (as Gilly Brown)
Patricia Fincham Patricia Fincham ... Henchard's Maid
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Storyline

Susan has died and Michael decides to tell Elizabeth-Jane the truth about her being his daughter. She is understandably stunned. Then he finds a letter left by Susan explaining that Elizabeth-Jane is not his daughter, his daughter had died. After learning this, Michael's attitude towards Elizabeth-Jane cools. A lady, Lucetta Templeman, offers Elizabeth-Jane a job as a companion but she has her eyes on Michael. However, Donald starts to find her interesting and he pursues her. Donald's approach to business is working and he is doing very well. Michael is buying up as much corn as possible, gambling on a bad harvest. Written by jem

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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