Les Misérables (2018–2019)
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Episode #1.3 

Unable to save Fantine, Valjean promises to look after her daughter, Cosette.

Director:

Tom Shankland

Writers:

Andrew Davies (adaptation), Victor Hugo (novel)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Jean Valjean
David Oyelowo ... Javert
Lily Collins ... Fantine
Adeel Akhtar ... Thénardier
Enzo Cilenti ... Rivette
Kathryn Hunter ... Madame Victurnien
Ron Cook ... Hair and Teeth Dealer
Olivia Colman ... Madame Thénardier
Natalie Simpson ... Sister Simplice
Francis Chapman ... Law Court Usher
Nigel Cooke Nigel Cooke ... Presiding Judge
Anton Saunders ... Champmathieu
Oengus MacNamara ... Brevet
Darren Kent ... Chenildieu
Abraham Popoola ... Cochepaille
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Unable to save Fantine, Valjean promises to look after her daughter, Cosette.

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Georgie Glen, who plays the Abbess, also appeared in the 2012 film of the musical version. See more »

Goofs

The date on the prisoner's arm of Napoleon's landing at Cannes should be "1er mars 1815". Instead, it is "Mars 1, 1815". This is not the French way of writing a date. See more »

Soundtracks

Ça ira
Written by Ladré and Bécourt
Performed by the crowd in Thénardier's public house
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Episode 3
14 January 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Episode was very well paced. Even two years pass by in a matter of seconds at one point.

Valjean goes to recuse a man charged for the crimes that he himself had committed. He reveals his true identity to the court and to Javert. Valjean goes to prison but not before he rushes off to see the dying Fantine.

Two years later, Valjean comes across little Cosette, Fantine's daughter. Valjean generously purchases Cosette from Monsieur and Madame Thénardier. However Monsieur Thénardier feels Valjean's fury when he returns to demand more money.

However Valjean is on the run and Javert is still on the scent. Not before time, Javert deals with the awful Thénardier's.

Not only well paced but Dominic West really sells Valjean. He could be honourable, a brute and yet also pathetic as well. His sense of honour causes more problems than it solves.


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