Summer, 1799 in the Staffordshire village of Hayslope, and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.
George Eliot's haunting story of love betrayed and love rewarded dramatised in 15 episodes by Robert Forrest.
An immediate bestseller in 1859, Eliot's second novel established her reputation and paved the way for masterpieces such as The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch.
Starring Thomas Arnold as Adam, Ann Scott-Jones as Lisbeth, John Kielty as Seth and Victoria Liddelle as Dinah.
Director: Patrick Rayner.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2001.