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Tess of the D'Urbervilles Episode 1
Part of the Series: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
BBC
John Durbeyfield, a 'haggler' and a drunk, is weaving his way one afternoon towards the pub when he meets the village priest, Parson Tringham. The priest informs him that his family have distinguished ancestry. They are descended from the d'Urbervilles,…
Little Dorrit Episode 1
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
AMY DORRIT lives in the Marshalsea Prison for Debt with her father, WILLIAM DORRIT, who has been an inmate there for countless years. Although born and bred in the prison, she is far from being downtrodden and has grown up…
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Episode 2
Part of the Series: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
BBC
The baby is mortally ill. Because Tess's father refuses to let him be baptised in a church, she is forced to perform the ceremony herself, calling him 'Sorrow'.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Episode 3
Part of the Series: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
BBC
A heartbroken Retty does not attend the wedding. As a small but joyful ceremony takes place, she tries to drown herself. Tess and Angel leave for their honeymoon, to be spent at an old mansion once owned by the ancient…
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Episode 4
Part of the Series: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
BBC
Through a cruelly bitter winter, Tess continues to work on the farm. Alec, who seems to have replaced any religious fervour he once had with a passion for Tess alone, continues to plague her with his relentless attention.
Little Dorrit Episode 2
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
ARTHUR strikes up a tentative friendship with AMY DORRIT. He remains suspicious that his family might have somehow been involved in her father's downfall, and he resolves to help AMY and her family in any way he can. He also…
Little Dorrit Episode 4
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
PANCKS busies himself with more investigating, proceeding to recruit JOHN CHIVERY to help him with his enquiries, (assuring JOHN that it's all in the interest of his beloved AMY). AMY notices PANCKS flitting about the place and wonders what he's…
Little Dorrit Episode 7
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
MR DORRIT returns to England with the newlyweds, FANNY and SPARKLER. He is overawed by the splendour of the Merdle house and deeply flattered when MR MERDLE offers to help him invest his fortune. ARTHUR also decides to invest the…
Little Dorrit Episode 8
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
MR MERDLE's death sends shockwaves through London, as it transpires that all along he had been fiddling his books and in reality, he had nothing. The thousands of people who invested in him now face financial ruin. One of those…
Little Dorrit Episode 3
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
JOHN CHIVERY, sensing a rival in ARTHUR, decides to make his move and propose to AMY. It's too late, however, and AMY, who's already fallen for ARTHUR, turns JOHN down. JOHN is heartbroken. And MR DORRIT is extremely put out…
Little Dorrit Episode 5
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
The Dorrits make their triumphant departure from the Marshalsea. ARTHUR looks on in the knowledge that he may never see them again. Mr Dorrit has instructed that the friendship with him be brought to an end. He wants to leave…
Little Dorrit Episode 6
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
FANNY worries about the burgeoning affection between MR DORRIT and MRS GENERAL. The thought of having MRS GENERAL as a step-mother makes her want to pursue marriage to EDMUND SPARKLER. MRS MERDLE, however, will do anything she can to prevent…
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
BBC
A passionate, sensual and very modern version of Thomas Hardy's infamous novel, combining young, upcoming acting talent with recognisable and much-loved faces. As this drama opens, the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield, dressed in white, dances in the May Day…
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Little Dorrit
BBC
A victim of her father's debts, 'Little Dorrit' has spent her childhood behind the heavy, iron doors of the Marshalsea Prison in London. Will a chance meeting change her future? This gripping new series by Andrew Davies brings to life…
8 videos