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Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dickens' most brilliant novels — arguably the greatest ever depiction of Victorian London. Fresh and imaginative, yet faithful to the original, this thrilling fast-paced adaptation is shot with a contemporary edge. At its heart is the story of the icily beautiful Lady Dedlock, who nurses a dark secret, and the merciless lawyer Tulkinghorn, who seeks to uncover it. The generous John Jarndyce, struggling with his own past, and his two young wards Richard and Ada, are all caught up, like Lady Dedlock, in the infamous case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, which will make one of them rich beyond imagination if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. As Tulkinghorn digs deeper into Lady Dedlock's past, he unearths a secret that will change their lives forever, and which is almost as astounding as the final outcome of the Jarndyce case.
|1||VideoEpisode 1||Alone in the world after the death of her aunt, Esther Summerson is brought to the High Court of Chancery by Mr Guppy, clerk to Mr Kenge, one of the lawyers in the infamous suit of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a complicated case which has already taken years and brought nothing but ruin and despair to all it touches.||57:11||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoEpisode 2||Lady Dedlock has taken a shine to the young maid Rosa – to the absolute horror of her existing French-maid, Hortense. However, Lady Dedlock has more serious troubles when Tulkinghorn gleefully informs her of Nemo's fate. Meanwhile, snooping around in Nemo's room, Krook discovers some love-letters which look intriguing…||29:19||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoEpisode 3||Ada confides in Esther that she and Richard are in love. They wish to get engaged but Jarndyce disapproves and tells them it's far too soon to take this step.||29:04||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoEpisode 4||In the local church, Esther has a strange encounter with Lady Dedlock in which both feel a mysterious pull of recognition.||29:17||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoEpisode 5||Richard pays a visit to Bleak House, where he disappoints Jarndyce yet again by announcing his intention to quit the law and join the army.||29:18||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoEpisode 6||George meets Tulkinghorn to discuss his demands, but, suspicious of Tulkinghorn's motives, he refuses to hand over the writing sample.||29:17||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoEpisode 7||Esther, Ada, Jarndyce and Caddy search far and wide for Jo but to no avail. He has disappeared – spirited away by Tulkinghorn and Bucket (with a little help from Skimpole) to stop him talking.||29:17||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoEpisode 8||Miss Flite leaves Bleak House but not before issuing a terrible warning that Rick will be drawn to ruin by Chancery in the same way as Mr Gridley.||29:18||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoEpisode 9||Esther is in total shock after Lady Dedlock's confession, but keeps her troubled emotions secret from Ada.||29:09||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoEpisode 10||Knowing she is now in Tulkinghorn's power, Lady Dedlock decides to send Rosa away to save her from any impending scandal.||29:16||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoEpisode 11||Tulkinghorn discovers that Lady Dedlock has crossed him, and dismissed Rosa.||29:17||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoEpisode 12||Rick makes a rare visit to his guardian's house but finds it very difficult to conceal his hostility.||29:11||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoEpisode 13||Jarndyce brings Mrs Rouncewell and George together, and they are reunited in his cell.||29:18||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoEpisode 14||Lady Dedlock pays Bucket a private visit, to ask him if her secret is safe.||29:17||£1.89||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoEpisode 15||George receives a visit from his brother at Chesney Wold.||29:21||£1.89||View In iTunes|
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I loved this production with an all star cast, its an amazing insight to victorian life and one of dickens greatest creations! A must buy for anyone who loves his stories! With unexpected twists and turns!!!!!!!
If you like Dickens you'll love this.
First i must state that the cast truly make this one of the best adaptions i have seen.
Gillian Anderson is spine tingly with her take of the icy Lady Deadlock.
I certainly enjoyed this first time i seen it and i will continue to enjoy it.
BUY IT ON DVD INSTEAD!
Great piece of drama and true to the many characters in the book. I was thrilled to find the complete series on DVD for sale recently at almost half the price on iTunes. Only for money wasters.