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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.
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Episode Info

Final: 1x15 -- Episode 15 (Dec/16/2005)

Months have passed since the dramas surrounding Tulkinghorn's death, in the final instalment of the Charles Dickens adaptation. Ada worries that a desperately ill Richard will not live to see the child they are expecting. Esther is forced to turn down the heartfelt advances of Woodcourt, and Smallweed makes a discovery that leads to the sudden conclusion of the long-running Jarndyce case - but the result shocks everyone concerned.
Available Episodes

Episode 8
Nov 24, 2005
Season 1 episode 8

Episode 7
Nov 17, 2005
Season 1 episode 7

Episode 6
Nov 11, 2005
Season 1 episode 6

Episode 5
Nov 10, 2005
Season 1 episode 5

Episode 4
Nov 04, 2005
Season 1 episode 4

Episode 3
Nov 03, 2005
Season 1 episode 3

Episode 2
Oct 28, 2005
Season 1 episode 2

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

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Executive Producer: Sally Haynes, Laura Mackie
Producer: Nigel Stafford-Clark
Production Designer: Simon Elliott
Editor: Paul Knight, Jason Krasucki
Casting: Andy Morgan, Kate Rhodes James
Line Producer: Alison Barnett
First Assistant Director: Steve Robinson, Nige Watson

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Recurring Guests

Tom Georgeson as Clamb (14 eps)
Timothy West as Sir Leicester Dedlock (12 eps)
Burn Gorman as William Guppy (11 eps)
Pauline Collins as Miss Fite (10 eps)
Hugo Speer as Sgt. George (10 eps)
Katie Angelou as Charley Neckett (9 eps)
Anne Reid as Mrs. Rouncewell (9 eps)
Alun Armstrong as Inspector Bucket (9 eps)
Nathaniel Parker as Harold Skimpole (9 eps)
Philip Davis (2) as Smallweed (9 eps)

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Warning: Bleak House (2005) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | Literature
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 27, 2005
Ended: December 16, 2005
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