A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
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 Esther Summerson (15 episodes, 2005)
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 John Jarndyce (15 episodes, 2005)
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 Ada Clare / ... (15 episodes, 2005)
Finn Morrell ...
 Street urchin (15 episodes, 2005)
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 Lady Dedlock (14 episodes, 2005)
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 Clamb (14 episodes, 2005)
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 Mr. Tulkinghorn (12 episodes, 2005)
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 Richard Carstone (12 episodes, 2005)
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 Sir Leicester Dedlock (12 episodes, 2005)
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 Guppy (11 episodes, 2005)
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 Sergeant George (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Miss Flite (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Smallweed (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Harold Skimpole (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Bucket (9 episodes, 2005)
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 Mrs. Rouncewell (9 episodes, 2005)
Lilo Baur ...
 Hortense (9 episodes, 2005)
Katie Angelou ...
 Charley Neckett (9 episodes, 2005)
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 Judy (8 episodes, 2005)
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 Phil Squod (8 episodes, 2005)
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 Rosa (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Jo (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Allan Woodcourt (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Caddy Turveydrop / ... (7 episodes, 2005)
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A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.

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Casa desolada  »

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In the mid 70 's, Anthony Harvey tried to set up a version with Robert Shaw and Vanessa Redgrave or Anne Bancroft but the financing fell through. See more »

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John Jarndyce: [Talking of Esther after she recovers from Small Pox] I blame my self.
Boythorn: You blame yourself for an act of kindness. No sir, the person to blame is the one who calls himself God. What deity is it that would inflict such an illness on an innocent girl?
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Bleak House Review
5 November 2005 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

An excellent series! Wonderfully shot! Gives a wonderful impression of the era.

Of all the cast, Gillian Anderson is the one who really excels. Her Lady Dedlock is captivating, and utterly mesmerising whenever she is on screen. She is understated and alluring. From the very first episode it was apparent that she would be the one to hold the story. Her character was only on screen for seconds, but she was the one you wanted the camera to return to. The rest of the cast are also very good, but she is the one to watch.

Each episode, leaves you wanting more. The 30 minute slots are a very good idea too.

Having never read "Bleak House" this series as encouraged me to now read the Dickens novel.

My only criticism, is that I wish there were more episodes! It's a shame that the show will not run for a little while longer. It's a real treat!

I'll be sad to see it end... but can't wait for next weeks instalment!


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