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  • 1994
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (2,705)

Middlemarch is a BBC adaptation of George Eliot's classic novel of the same name. Set in the fictional Midlands town of Middlemarch during the 1830s, the series follows the interconnected lives and loves of a diverse cast of characters from different classes and backgrounds, offering a panoramic view of Victorian society and its moral and social struggles.

Juliet Aubrey stars as Dorothea Brooke, a young and idealistic woman who dreams of making a difference in the world and marrying for love rather than money. She is courted by two very different men, the scholarly Reverend Edward Casaubon (Patrick Malahide), who offers her intellectual stimulation but no passion, and the handsome and ambitious Will Ladislaw (Rufus Sewell), who represents everything she admires and desires but is deemed unsuitable by society.

Meanwhile, other couples grapple with their own personal and social issues. Dr. Tertius Lydgate (Douglas Hodge), a brilliant and idealistic physician, struggles to make his mark in a conservative and corrupt medical establishment, and falls for the flirtatious and manipulative Rosamond Vincy (Trevyn McDowell), whose selfishness and vanity threaten his career and happiness.

The wealthy but dissatisfied landowner Nicholas Bulstrode (Peter Jeffrey) and his ambitious and unhappy wife Harriet (Rosemary Martin) are haunted by their past and their secrets, which threaten to ruin their reputations and marriages. The fiery and independent Mary Garth (Rachel Power) refuses to marry for money and status, much to the chagrin of her parents and her suitor, the dull and wealthy Fred Vincy (Jonathan Firth).

Rounding out the cast are the wise and eccentric scholar Mr. Brooke (Robert Hardy), the unscrupulous and scheming politician Mr. Bulstrode (Clive Russell), the kind and loyal businessman Caleb Garth (Philip Stone), and the gossipy and judgmental citizens of Middlemarch, who are quick to criticize and condemn those who dare to challenge their traditions and norms.

Throughout the series, the characters grapple with themes of love, ambition, morality, duty, and identity, as they face the consequences of their decisions and actions, and find redemption, forgiveness, and hope in unexpected places. The show is a poignant and sweeping portrait of a bygone era and its timeless human struggles, brought to life by a talented and diverse cast, stunning visuals, and a faithful adaptation of Eliot's rich and complex novel.

Overall, Middlemarch is a must-watch for fans of historical drama, romance, and literary adaptations, and a timeless masterpiece that continues to captivate and inspire viewers today.

Middlemarch is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on January 12, 1994.

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Episode 7
7. Episode 7
February 16, 1994
Unbeknownst to him, Dr. Lydgate's wife Rosamond writes to his uncle Godwin asking for money. When Mr Raffles dies at Nicholas Bulstrode's house, Dr. Lydgate becomes implicated as an accomplice. Having returned to Middlemarch, Ladislaw declares his love for Dorothea.
Middlemarch Episode 6
6. Middlemarch Episode 6
February 16, 1994
The Lydgates' marriage grows increasingly bitter with the prospects of bankruptcy. The return of Raffles sets off a train of events that changes the lives of everyone.
Middlemarch Episode 5
5. Middlemarch Episode 5
February 9, 1994
Ladislaw vows to quit Middlemarch for good once he learns the terms of Causabon's will. Lydgate's finacial problems worsen. Fred declares his love for Mary Garth.
Middlemarch Episode 4
4. Middlemarch Episode 4
February 2, 1994
Dorothea is now a widow, but she vows never to finish Casaubon's book because of the vindictive codicile to his will. Ladislaw is out of a job.
Middlemarch Episode 3
3. Middlemarch Episode 3
January 26, 1994
Fred Vincy is anxious to know to whom Featherstone will leave his fortune. Causabon is furious when Ladislaw visits Dorothea. Lydgate and Rosamond's plans to wed move forward.
Middlemarch Episode 2
2. Middlemarch Episode 2
January 19, 1994
Causabon and Dorothea are having an uneasy honeymoon in Rome, when Causabon's restless, young cousin, Will Ladislaw, calls on them. Dr. Lydgate discovers he has enemies.
Middlemarch Episode 1
1. Middlemarch Episode 1
January 12, 1994
Dr. Tertius Lydgate is put in charge of the fever hospital in Middlemarch; Dorothea Brooke marries aging scholar Edward Casaubon and they honeymoon in Rome.
Where to Watch Middlemarch
Middlemarch is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Middlemarch on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 12, 1994
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (2,705)