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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 6

Classic drama. Fantine leaves Paris to find work and must make a heartbreaking decision. Jean Valjean has forged a new identity, and Javert is determined to catch him out.

Fantine must leave Paris to find work. Desperately poor, she is forced to make an unbearably difficult decision to give her little daughter Cosette a better way of life. She makes her way to Montreuil and finds work in a factory there, presided over by the generous Monsieur Madeleine.

Jean Valjean is leading a new life as Monsieur Madeleine, mayor of Montreuil and owner of the factory. His life is unsettled when Javert becomes Montreuil's new police inspector. Javert suspects Monsieur Madeleine is hiding something and is determined to catch him out.

Little Marius Pontmercy is being brought up by his grandfather to hate his father and all that he fought for.

Thenardier and his wife run a village inn in Montfermeil. They kindly take in little Cosette, and Fantine sends money for her keep every month. Though they mistreat Cosette, the scheming Thenardiers demand increasingly impossible sums, and when Fantine is dismissed from the factory for keeping a secret about her life, she must take desperate measures to find a way to pay.

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Sun 6 Jan 2019 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Jean Valjean Dominic West
Javert David Oyelowo
Fantine Lily Collins
Gillenormand David Bradley
Thenardier Adeel Akhtar
Madame Thenardier Olivia Colman
Pontmercy Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Nicolette Emma Fielding
Madame Victurnien Kathryn Hunter
Chief Inspector Lorcan Cranitch
Fabienne Erin Doherty
Sophie Lily Newmark
Sister Simplice Natalie Simpson
Letter Writer Alan David
Hair and Teeth Dealer Ron Cook
Bamatabois James Garnon
Little Cosette Mailow Defoy
Little Eponine Sienna Barnes
Little Azelma Amani Johnson
Young Marius Woody Norman
Fauchelevent Bert Steketee
Montreuil Official Ben Fox
Marguerite Patricia Allison
Sceptical Woman Meabh Maguire
Phillipe Sean Cernow
Little Gavroche Emmanuel Goffin
Writer Andrew Davies
Producer Chris Carey
Director Tom Shankland
Executive Producer Faith Penhale
Executive Producer Bethan Jones
Executive Producer Andrew Davies
Executive Producer David Oyelowo
Executive Producer Dominic West
Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer Eurydice Gysel
Author Victor Hugo
Composer John Murphy
Director of photography Stephan Pehrsson
Production Designer Richard Bullock
Costume designer Marianne Agertoft
Make-up Designer Jacqueline Fowler
Line Producer Di Barton
Production Company Lookout Point Limited
Production Company Czar TV

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