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Episode 1

Bleak House Episode 1 of 15

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Young orphan Esther Summerson is brought to the High Court of Chancery, where she is thrown together with two wards of the court, Richard Carstone and Ada Clare. Both are caught up in the infamous suit of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, which brings nothing but ruin and despair to all it touches. Esther, Richard and Ada are sent to live at Bleak House, where they receive a friendly welcome from their rich guardian John Jarndyce.

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55 minutes

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Fri 11 Jan 2008 19:30

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Role Contributor
ActorDenholm Elliott
ActorDiana Rigg
ActorPhilip Franks
GridleyTony Haygarth
ClambTom Georgeson
SnagsbySean McGinley
ChancellorIan Richardson
Sir LeicesterTimothy West
John JarndyceDenis Lawson
Mrs JellybyLiza Tarbuck
Harold SkimpoleNathaniel Parker
NemoJohn Lynch
Miss FlitePauline Collins
Mr TulkinghornCharles Dance
Mr BrownlowAlistair McGowan
Lady DedlockGillian Anderson
Mrs PardiggleRoberta Taylor
Mrs RouncewellAnne Reid
GuppyBurn Gorman
JennyCharlie Brooks
KrookJohnny Vegas
JoHarry Eden
HortenseLilo Baur
Richard CarstonPatrick Kennedy
Caddy JellybyNatalie Press
Esther SummersonAnna Maxwell Martin
Ada ClareCarey Mulligan