A Tale of Two Cities

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  • 1980
  • 1 Season
  • 6.6  (100)

A tale of romance and sacrifice, and of tyranny and hatred set during the French Revolution, adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens. Two men fall in love with the same woman, one a French aristocrat and the other an embittered English barrister, but when the Reign of Terror threatens to destroy all her happiness, one must make an heroic sacrifice for the woman he loves.

A Tale of Two Cities
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Episode 8
8. Episode 8
November 23, 1980
In the concluding part of Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities, the day of Darnay's execution arrives and with Barsard's assistance, Carton visits him in his prison cell. To ensure the happiness of the woman he loves, Carton resolves to forfeit all.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 16, 1980
Darnay is released from prison thanks to Dr Manette's influence, but is swiftly re-arrested through the vengeful zeal of Madame Defarge. Dr Manette is horrified to realise that he may be in part responsible and Carton makes a bargain with the spy Barsard.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 9, 1980
On receipt of Gabelle's letter Darnay determines that he must return to Paris during the Reign of Terror, but he is ill-received as an enemy of the new Republic. Carton learns from Mr Stryver that Lucie and Dr Manette have followed Darnay to France.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 2, 1980
In London, Dr Manette suffers a relapse while, in Paris the Bastille is stormed. In a cell in the north tower, Defarge finds the evidence he is looking for and forces Gabelle, the Marquis d'Evremonde's former steward, to summon Darnay back to France.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 26, 1980
Carton reveals his true feelings to Lucie, and Barsad, the false witness at Darney's trial makes an unwelcome reappearance in Paris. He has some information that he thinks Madame and Monsieur Defarge, who harbored Dr Mantte when he was first released from the Bastille, will be interested in.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
October 19, 1980
Having been acquitted at the Old Bailey, Darney returns home. In Paris, he argues bitterly with his uncle, the wicked Marquis d'Evremonde, and informs him of his decision to renounce his inheritance and leave France. Back in England Mr Stryver tells Carton of his intentions regarding Lucie Manette.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
October 12, 1980
Five years after Lucie and her father return to England, French
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 5, 1980
Lucie Manette must travel to pre-revolutionary France to find the father she thought was dead, a prisoner of eighteen years in the Bastille, now recalled to life.
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A tale of romance and sacrifice, and of tyranny and hatred set during the French Revolution, adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens. Two men fall in love with the same woman, one a French aristocrat and the other an embittered English barrister, but when the Reign of Terror threatens to destroy all her happiness, one must make an heroic sacrifice for the woman he loves.

  • Premiere Date
    October 5, 1980
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (100)