A young man escapes a dreary clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in Belgium. Stars Paul Venables.
Orphaned William Crimsworth is a young man with nothing. As he sets out to make his way in the world he doesn't want to be indebted to anyone. But running parallel with this need for self-control is the desperate need to love - and be loved in return.
The least-known of Charlotte Bronte's novels: a subtle, ambiguous and unsettling love story.
Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes dramatised by Rachel Joyce.
Starring Paul Venables as William Crimsworth, Jonathan Keeble as Edward Crimsworth, Gerard McDermott as Lord Tynedale and Ruth Sillers as Mrs Crimsworth.
Director: Tracey Neale
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.