English writer George Eliot’s novel of Victorian manners and mores is adapted to film in this seven-part serial produced by the BBC. The serialization of the novel suits the episodic format of the written work, weaving together several interweaving stories. The main narrative follows the fortunes of Dorothea Brooke, a woman determined to better herself. Acclaimed screenwriter Andrew Davies wrote the script, which garnered acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Caroline Harker, Clive Russell, Douglas Hodge, Jonathan Firth, Juliet Aubrey
- Anthony Page