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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a seven-part television series that will be aired by the BBC and BBC America this summer. The series takes place in an alternate version of England during the Napoleonic Wars - in this world, magic is widely acknowledged but rarely practiced.

Bertie Carvel plays Jonathan Strange, a daring novice magician who wishes to learn the skills of magic. Eddie Marsen plays Mr. Norrell, Strange's reclusive teacher. The two work both with and against each other in an effort to return magic to their world.

Sundays 9:00 PM et/pt on BBC one
1 Season, 7 Episodes
May 17, 2015
Drama, Family, History, Military & War
8.2/10
Cast: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Full Episode Guide

  • Childermass tries to undo the magic that keeps Emma Pole under the Gentleman's power.

  • Strange discovers the essence of madness that will allow him to perceive the magical lands and summons the Gentleman. Norrell destroys Strange's book, but his act undermines magic's respectability and the government breaks with him.

  • Jonathan Strange's remarkable magic has helped England win the Battle of Waterloo, and he returns to England to write a book, much to Norrell's displeasure. But his life is destroyed when Arabella seemingly dies and no magic can restore her to life.

  • Mr. Norrell takes shelter in his library as England is in complete chaos when the magic returns.

  • Mr Norrell's magical illusions manage to baffle the French Navy and secure him the loyalty of Sir Walter Pole. Some magic he has used to revive Lady Pole has released something unnatural into Sir Walter's home. Jonathan Strange's magical ability increases and he travels to London take up an apprenticeship with Mr Norrell.

  • Mr Norrell travels to London from Yorkshire to offer the government his services as a magician. Sir Walter Pole though refuses to align himself with such a disrespectable art as magic. After Sir Walter's sickly fiancĂ©e passes away, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious Gentleman to restore her to life. Jonathan Strange discovers that he also has magical powers.

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