Adam Bede

George Eliot's haunting first novel; a story of love betrayed and love rewarded.

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It's summer 1799 and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.

In the summer of 1799, one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.

Stars Thomas Arnold.

One of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind, but there is trouble ahead.

Staffordshire, 1799: One of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind, but there is trouble ahead. Stars Ann Scott-Jones.

It is summer 1799, and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.

It is summer 1799 in a Staffordshire village, and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind. Stars Thomas Arnold.

It's summer 1799 in a Staffordshire village and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind. Stars Thomas Arnold.

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Will the Captain's military career, or someone else, prevent a marriage to Hetty?

Staffordshire, 1799: Will the Captain's military career, or someone else, prevent a marriage to Hetty? Stars Katherine Igoe.

George Eliot's story set in Staffordshire, 1799, continues with the lovers meeting in Donnithorne Woods.

Thomas Arnold is Adam.

Episodes 6-10 of 15.

When Hetty meets with the Captain in Donnithorne Woods, Adam takes action.

Stars Thomas Arnold.

George Eliot's story continues with the lovers meeting in Donnithorne Woods.

Remarkable young Methodist preacher Dinah Morris arrives to comfort Lisbeth Bede. Stars Ann Scott-Jones.

Remarkable young Methodist preacher Dinah Morris arrives to comfort Lisbeth Bede.

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After the death of her child, Hetty must face punishment. Can Dinah help ease her guilt?

After the death of her child, Hetty must face her punishment. Can Dinah help her to ease her guilt? Stars Katherine Igoe, Thomas Arnold, Vicki Liddelle.

George Eliot's classic concludes.

With Katherine Igoe, Vicki Liddelle and Crawford Logan.

Episodes 11-15 of 15.

The conclusion of this powerful dramatisation stars Thomas Arnold and Katherine Igoe.

The conclusion of this powerful dramatisation stars Thomas Arnold, Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

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Its the summer of 1799 in the Staffordshire village of Hayslope, and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.

A dramatisation of George Eliot's second novel.

It's summer 1799 and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.

It's summer 1799 in a Staffordshire village and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.

Stars Thomas Arnold.

It's summer 1799 in a Staffordshire village and one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind. Stars Thomas Arnold.

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Dinah Morris, a young Methodist preacher, arrives to comfort Lisbeth Bede.

In the dramatisation of George Eliot's novel, Dinah Morris, a young Methodist preacher, arrives to comfort Lisbeth Bede.

A remarkable young Methodist preacher Dinah Morris arrives to comfort Lisbeth Bede.

Stars Ann Scott-Jones.

Remarkable young Methodist preacher Dinah Morris arrives to comfort Lisbeth Bede. Stars Ann Scott-Jones.

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Mr Irwin and the Captain visit Hettie and Dinah, their tenants.

The young squire, Arthur Donnithorne, pays a visit to Hall Farm and the seeds of love are sown.

In the novel by George Eliot, the young squire Arthur Donnithorne pays a visit to Hall Farm - and the seeds of love are sown.

The young squire Arthur Donnithorne visits Hall Farm - and the seeds of love are sown.

Stars Richard Greenwood.

The young squire Arthur Donnithorne pays a visit to Hall Farm - and the seeds of love are sown. Stars Richard Greenwood.

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The captain escorts Hettie to the hall, in order for her to do her sewing.

There is an obvious attraction between the two.

The young squire takes a fateful summer's evening stroll in the Donnithorne Woods.

The young squire Arthur invites the Hetty for an evening stroll in Donnithorne Woods.

The young squire Arthur invites the flirtatious Hetty for an evening stroll in Donnithorne Woods.

Stars Richard Greenwood.

Young squire Arthur invites the flirtatious Hetty for an evening stroll in Donnithorne Woods. Stars Richard Greenwood.

Young squire Arthur invites the Hetty for an evening stroll in Donnithorne Woods.

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Hettie receives a gift from the Captain.

But Adam waits in the wings in the hope of getting Hettie to marry him.

Hetty receives a gift from the Captain.

But Adam waits in the wings, hoping Hetty will marry him.

As Hetty receives a gift from the Captain, Adam waits, hoping she'll marry him.

As Hetty receives a gift from the Captain, Adam waits in the wings hoping she'll marry him.

Stars Thomas Arnold.

As Hetty receives a gift from the Captain, Adam waits in the wings hoping she'll marry him. Stars Thomas Arnold.

As Hetty receives a gift from the captain, Adam waits in the wings hoping she will marry him. Stars Thomas Arnold.

As Hetty receives a gift from the captain, Adam waits, hoping she will marry him.

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The lovers meet in Donnithorne Woods.

George Eliot's story set in Staffordshire 1799 continues, with the lovers meeting in Donnithorne Woods.

When Hetty meets the Captain in Donnithorne Woods, Adam takes action.

Staffordshire, 1799: When Hetty meets with the Captain in Donnithorne Woods, Adam takes action.

Stars Thomas Arnold.

Staffordshire, 1799: When Hetty meets with the Captain in Donnithorne Woods, Adam takes action. Stars Thomas Arnold.

When Hetty meets with the captain in Donnithorne Woods, Adam takes action.

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In his summer house in Donnithorne, Arthur is forced to face facts

Thomas Arnold plays the title role of George Eliot's novel.

Shocked Captain Arthur is forced to face the facts over Adam's feelings for Hetty.

Stars Thomas Arnold and Richard Greenwood.

Shocked Captain Arthur is forced to face the facts over Adam's feelings for Hetty. Stars Thomas Arnold and Richard Greenwood.

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A marriage is announced.

In this dramatisation of George Eliot's second novel, a marriage is announced.

Mr Irwine visits Mrs Bede who's unimpressed at the prospect of her son marrying Hetty.

Preacher Mr Irwine visits Mrs Bede who's unimpressed at the prospect of her son's marriage to Hetty.

Stars Thomas Arnold.

Preacher Mr Irwine visits Mrs Bede who's unimpressed at the prospect of her son's marriage to Hetty. Stars Thomas Arnold.

Mr Irwine visits Mrs Bede, who is unimpressed at the prospect of her son marrying Hetty.

Preacher Mr Irwine visits Mrs Bede, who is unimpressed at the prospect of her son's marriage to Hetty. Stars Thomas Arnold.

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Hetty Sorrel is in prison, charged with the murder of her child, and about to stand trial.

Adam is distraught over Hetty standing accused and locked up behind prison bars.

Stars Thomas Arnold and Katherine Igoe.

Adam is distraught over Hetty standing accused and locked up behind prison bars. Stars Thomas Arnold and Katherine Igoe.

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Hetty will confess her crime but only if Dinah makes a confession in return.

Preacher Dinah visits her cousin Hetty, who languishes under sentence of death in jail.

Stars Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

Preacher Dinah visits her cousin Hetty, who languishes under sentence of death in jail. Stars Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

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In the darkness of the prison cell, Dinah struggles for Hetty's soul.

Dramatised from the novel by George Eliot.

In the darkness of her prison cell, preacher Dinah struggles for Hetty's soul.

Stars Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

With Katherine Igoe, Vicki Liddelle and Crawford Logan.

In the darkness of her prison cell, preacher Dinah struggles for Hetty's soul. Stars Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

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Hetty confesses the full horror of her crime and Dinah makes her own admission.

Dramatisation of the novel by George Eliot.

Hetty finally confesses the full horror of her crime and Dinah makes her own confession.

Hetty confesses the full horror of her crime, but Dinah makes her own admission.

Stars Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

With Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

Hetty confesses the full horror of her crime, but Dinah makes her own admission. Stars Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

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It's the early hours on the day of the hanging.

With Thomas Arnold, Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

It's the early hours on the morning of the day of the hanging.

As the day of the hanging arrives, Adam pays a visit.

Stars Thomas Arnold.

Stars Thomas Arnold, Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

As the day of the hanging arrives, Adam pays a visit. Stars Thomas Arnold, Katherine Igoe and Vicki Liddelle.

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The journey to the scaffold.

George Eliot's compelling story draws to a dramatic climax.

As the journey to the hanging scaffold begins, a visitor arrives.

Stars Katherine Igoe.

Stars Katherine Igoe, Vicki Liddelle and Thomas Arnold.

George Eliot's rural drama nears its end.

With Katherine Igoe, Vicki Liddelle and Thomas Arnold.

As the journey to the hanging scaffold begins, a visitor arrives. Stars Katherine Igoe, Vicki Liddelle and Thomas Arnold.

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It's time for Dinah (Vicki Liddelle) to decide where her heart really lies in the concluding part of George Eliot's novel.

Dinah has to decide where her heart really lies.

The time arrives for Dinah to decide where her heart really lies.

Stars Katherine Igoe, Vicki Liddelle and Thomas Arnold.

It's time for Dinah to decide where her heart really lies in the concluding part of George Eliot's first full-length novel.

The time arrives for Dinah to decide where her heart really lies. Stars Katherine Igoe, Vicki Liddelle and Thomas Arnold.