Watch The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is based on the novel of the same name by Anne Bronte and tells the story of a young woman, Helen Graham who arrives at the titular Wildfell Hall and refuses to interact with the locals. The mystery that surrounds the young woman makes it difficult for any of her neighbors to interact with her and results in her isolation from the local community. Eventually, a young farmer, Gilbert Markham helps her lower her barriers and reveal the secrets that prompted Helen to arrive at the Hall.

BBC America
1 Season, 3 Episodes
November 17, 1996
Cast: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel
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  • Helen has provided Gilbert with her diary when he accuses her of loving Lawrence. He uncovers her past marriage to a selfish and manipulating man named Arthur Huntingdon. Huntingdon's friends frequently engage in drunken revels at the family's home while the brother of Helen's friend, vies for her affections. Arthur encouragement to drink and swear at-- is the last straw for Helen.

  • Mrs. Helen Graham arrives at Wildfell Hall, a nearby old mansion. A source of curiosity for the small community, the reticent Helen and her young son Arthur are slowly drawn into the social circles of the village. With gossip flying, Gilbert Markham is led to believe that his friend, Mr. Lawrence is courting Mrs. Graham. At a chance meeting, a jealous Gilbert assaults Lawrence.

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