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Bleak House (2005)

Bleak House (2005)



Bleak House is one of Dickens' most celebrated achievements - generally regarded as the greatest-ever depiction of Victorian London in fiction. It is a skilfully crafted thriller and passionate indictment of the legal system - which is as searingly relevant today as it was in the mid-19th century.

The adaptation, written by multiple Bafta award-winner Andrew Davies, comprises a one-hour opening episode followed by 14 half-hour episodes. Shot in High Definition format, Bleak House will be shown twice weekly, using the pace, multiple storylines and cliff-hanger endings more usually associated with popular drama.

Episode Info

Final: 1x14 -- Episode 14 (Dec/15/2005)


Woodcourt informs Esther of Richard's deteriorating health. Mrs Rouncewell is overjoyed when she discovers George is no longer a suspect in the murder investigation - and informs her son of an employment opportunity at Chesney Wold. The pressure on Lady Dedlock proves too much when Smallweed reveals he has evidence of her secret past - forcing the desperate aristocrat to make a terrible decision.
Available Episodes

Episode 8
Nov 24, 2005
Season 1 episode 8

Episode 8
Nov 24, 2005
Season 1 episode 8

Episode 7
Nov 17, 2005
Season 1 episode 7

Episode 7
Nov 17, 2005
Season 1 episode 7

Episode 4
Nov 04, 2005
Season 1 episode 4

Episode 4
Nov 04, 2005
Season 1 episode 4

Episode 3
Nov 03, 2005
Season 1 episode 3

Cast
Anna Maxwell MartinAnna Maxwell Martin
As Esther Summerson
Denis LawsonDenis Lawson
As John Jarndyce
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Lady Dedlock
Patrick Kennedy (1)Patrick Kennedy (1)
As Richard Carstone
Patrick Kennedy (1)Patrick Kennedy (1)
As Richard Carstone
Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan
As Ada Clare
Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan
As Ada Clare
Charles DanceCharles Dance
As Josiah Tulkinghorn
Charles DanceCharles Dance
As Josiah Tulkinghorn
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Crew

Executive Producer: Sally Haynes, Laura Mackie
Producer: Nigel Stafford-Clark
Production Designer: Simon Elliott
Editor: Jason Krasucki
Casting: Andy Morgan
First Assistant Director: Steve Robinson
Second Assistant Director: Alison Banks, Ben Howard (1)
Music: John Lunn
Hairstylist: Daniel Phillips

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Recurring Guests

Tom Georgeson as Clamb (22 eps)
Timothy West as Sir Leicester Dedlock (21 eps)
Hugo Speer as Sgt. George (19 eps)
Burn Gorman as William Guppy (17 eps)
Anne Reid as Mrs. Rouncewell (16 eps)
Alun Armstrong as Inspector Bucket (14 eps)
Pauline Collins as Miss Fite (14 eps)
Michael Smiley as Phil Squod (14 eps)
Louise Brealey as Judy (14 eps)
Philip Davis as Smallweed (14 eps)

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Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Type: Mini-Series
Genres: Drama, Literature
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 27, 2005
Ended: December 16, 2005
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