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Episode One 

Old Martin Chuzzlewit is a very rich man, but paranoid that everyone is after his money. His grandson has made the fatal mistake of falling in love with the only person Martin trusts, and finds himself disinherited.

Director:

Pedr James

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), David Lodge (screenplay)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Pauline Turner Pauline Turner ... Mary Graham
Tom Wilkinson ... Seth Pecksniff
Steve Nicolson Steve Nicolson ... Mark Tapley
Lynda Bellingham ... Mrs. Lupin
Paul Scofield ... Old Martin Chuzzlewit / Anthony Chuzzlewit
Emma Chambers ... Charity Pecksniff
Julia Sawalha ... Mercy Pecksniff
Philip Franks Philip Franks ... Tom Pinch
Peter Wingfield ... John Westlock
Pete Postlethwaite ... Montague Tigg
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ... Chevy Slyme
Keith Allen ... Jonas Chuzzlewit
Ben Walden ... Young Martin Chuzzlewit
Paul Francis Paul Francis ... Bailey
Maggie Steed ... Mrs. Todgers
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Old Martin Chuzzlewit is a very rich man, but paranoid that everyone is after his money. His grandson has made the fatal mistake of falling in love with the only person Martin trusts, and finds himself disinherited.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Release Date:

7 November 1994 (UK) See more »

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Montague Tigg: Perhaps you would rather not lend Slyme five shillings?
Seth Pecksniff: I would much rather not.
Montague Tigg: Would you have the same objection to lending me five shillings?
Seth Pecksniff: I would.
Montague Tigg: Not even half a crown?
Seth Pecksniff: Not even half a crown.
Montague Tigg: Why, then, we come to the ridiculously small amount of eighteen pence.
Seth Pecksniff: That would be equally objectionable.
Montague Tigg: [clasping Pecksniff's hand warmly] Then let me tell you, Mr. Pecksniff... you are the most remarkable and consistent man that ever I have met, and I hope for the honor of your future ...
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