Bleak House

A Court-room Saga, A Romance, A Whodunnit, A Dark, Psychological Thriller - Dickens' masterpiece has it all.

Episodes

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I think I've got the original dates correct, though there's a chance it could have started a week earier.

I think I've got the original dates correct, though there's a chance it could have started a week earier.

011998112919981205
20040710 (BBC7)
20040711 (BBC7)
20051031 (BBC7)
20051101 (BBC7)
20061112 (BBC7)
20071001 (BBC7)
20071002 (BBC7)
20081201 (BBC7)
20081202 (BBC7)

Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a contested inheritance, has been dragging through the Courts of Chancery for years, gradually grinding down its suitors.

Into this mincing machine are thrown two young innocents, Ada and Richard.

011998112919981205
20040710 (BBC7)
20040711 (BBC7)
20051031 (BBC7)
20051101 (BBC7)
20061112 (BBC7)
20071001 (BBC7)
20071002 (BBC7)
20081201 (BBC7)
20081202 (BBC7)

Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a contested inheritance, has been dragging through the Courts of Chancery for years, gradually grinding down its suitors.

Into this mincing machine are thrown two young innocents, Ada and Richard.

021998120619981212
20040718 (BBC7)
20051101 (BBC7)
20051102 (BBC7)
20061119 (BBC7)
20071002 (BBC7)
20071003 (BBC7)
20081202 (BBC7)
20081203 (BBC7)

Strange things begin to happen when a law writer is found dead in his seedy lodgings near the courts from an overdose of opium.

Known only as Nemo, his death attracts a surprising amount of attention, not least from Lady Dedlock, who hides a painful past.

021998120619981212
20040718 (BBC7)
20051101 (BBC7)
20051102 (BBC7)
20061119 (BBC7)
20071002 (BBC7)
20071003 (BBC7)
20081202 (BBC7)
20081203 (BBC7)

Strange things begin to happen when a law writer is found dead in his seedy lodgings near the courts from an overdose of opium.

Known only as Nemo, his death attracts a surprising amount of attention, not least from Lady Dedlock, who hides a painful past.

031998121319981219
20040724 (BBC7)
20040725 (BBC7)
20051102 (BBC7)
20051103 (BBC7)
20061126 (BBC7)
20071003 (BBC7)
20071004 (BBC7)
20081203 (BBC7)
20081204 (BBC7)

Lovelorn legal clerk William Guppy is on the trail of orphan Esther Summerson's origins and gets himself involved in something far bigger than he can handle - a spontaneous combustion.

031998121319981219
20040724 (BBC7)
20040725 (BBC7)
20051102 (BBC7)
20051103 (BBC7)
20061126 (BBC7)
20071003 (BBC7)
20071004 (BBC7)
20081203 (BBC7)
20081204 (BBC7)

Lovelorn legal clerk William Guppy is on the trail of orphan Esther Summerson's origins and gets himself involved in something far bigger than he can handle - a spontaneous combustion.

041998122019981226
20040731 (BBC7)
20040801 (BBC7)
20051103 (BBC7)
20051104 (BBC7)
20061203 (BBC7)
20071004 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20081204 (BBC7)
20081205 (BBC7)

Richard, obsessed with his inheritance suit, is on a dangerous path to self-destruction.

Lady Dedlock finds her wayward past is rapidly catching up with her.

Having sworn her long-lost daughter Esther to silence over their relationship, she is confronted by her lawyer, Tulkinghorn, who threatens to expose all.

041998122019981226
20040731 (BBC7)
20040801 (BBC7)
20051103 (BBC7)
20051104 (BBC7)
20061203 (BBC7)
20071004 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20081204 (BBC7)
20081205 (BBC7)

Richard, obsessed with his inheritance suit, is on a dangerous path to self-destruction.

Lady Dedlock finds her wayward past is rapidly catching up with her.

Having sworn her long-lost daughter Esther to silence over their relationship, she is confronted by her lawyer, Tulkinghorn, who threatens to expose all.

05 LAST1998122719990102
20040731 (BBC7)
20040801 (BBC7)
20040807 (BBC7)
20040808 (BBC7)
20051103 (BBC7)
20051104 (BBC7)
20051105 (BBC7)
20061210 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20071006 (BBC7)
20081205 (BBC7)
20081206 (BBC7)

Inspector Bucket sifts through the evidence then reveals all.

Jarndyce and Jarndyce finally gets its judgement.

Will the selfless orphan Esther Summerson and bankrupt newlyweds Ada and Richard get what they deserve?

The chase is on for the murderer of Tulkinghorn, but having made so many enemies the killer could be almost anyone.

05 LAST1998122719990102
20040731 (BBC7)
20040801 (BBC7)
20040807 (BBC7)
20040808 (BBC7)
20051103 (BBC7)
20051104 (BBC7)
20051105 (BBC7)
20061210 (BBC7)
20071005 (BBC7)
20071006 (BBC7)
20081205 (BBC7)
20081206 (BBC7)

Inspector Bucket sifts through the evidence then reveals all.

Jarndyce and Jarndyce finally gets its judgement.

Will the selfless orphan Esther Summerson and bankrupt newlyweds Ada and Richard get what they deserve?

The chase is on for the murderer of Tulkinghorn, but having made so many enemies the killer could be almost anyone.