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This drama miniseries is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel about a British lawsuit that influences the lives of a large cast of characters in Victorian London. This version of the story stars Gillian Anderson and aired on BBC One in 2005.

1 Season, 8 Episodes
April 10, 1985
Cast: Diana Rigg
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Bleak House Full Episode Guide

  • The celebrated BBC series continues as Richard, who is now married to Ada, continues his legal complaint against Jarndyce.

  • Esther has managed to recover from smallpox. Lady Dedlock reveals to Esther that she is her mother. Tulkinghorn is found to have been murdered.

  • As the dramatic BBC series continues, Esther has fallen ill with smallpox. Meanwhile, Smallweed has inherited Krook's property.

  • Jo is questioned about the woman Tulkinghorn has been showing around London. George is pressured about handwritten documents from Captain Hawdon.

  • Jo, a young crossing sweeper, shows Lady Dedlock the grounds of the late Captain Hawdon. Jarndyce and Richard argue over Richard's engagement to Ada.

  • Lady Dedlock ceases her court case. Meanwhile, Esther turns down an offer of marriage while Miss Flite collapses after a hearing in court.

  • The dramatic adaptation of the Charles Dicken novel continues as Esther is entrusted with running the Bleak estate.

  • Orphan Esther Summerson is sent to London, where she will meet the Wards of Court in Jarndyce, and meet her guardian for the first time.

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