Romantic, tragic and, at times, comic, Flaubert's story of the quest for fulfilment in love is an enduring classic. Madame Bovary is beautifully portrayed in this subtle and engaging adaptation. By marrying a local doctor, Emma Bovary feels that she will escape her provincial upbringing. But it is not long before she feels constrained and frustrated by married life, ignoring her devoted husband and daughter and immersing herself in romantic thoughts which lead, inevitably, to affairs. Period drama starring Frances O'Connor and Hugh Bonneville.