Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
012007011420070120
20140305 (BBC7)
20140306 (BBC7)

Struggling miners look to militant outsider Étienne for guidance.

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths. Set in 1860s France, a struggling mining community takes refuge in the revolutionary young outsider, Étienne.

Narrator....David Bradley

Etienne....Joe Absolom

Catherine....Emily Chennery

Maheu....Charles Dale

La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

Bonnemort....Peter Armitage

Souvarine....Gary Lewis

Chaval....Leigh Symonds

Paul Negrel - James Nickerson

La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

Lydie....Daisy Jones.

Set in 1860s France, a struggling mining community takes refuge in the revolutionary young outsider, Étienne.

022007012120070127
20140306 (BBC7)
20140307 (BBC7)

Lantier strives to control the strikers. But events spiral out of control after a meeting.

Germinal

Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

2/3. Etienne has to live without the girl he loves – Catherine, who now lives with Chaval. The strike is on in many of the company's pits and Etienne, now nurturing a growing ambition to fight for the proletariat, has become the respected leader of the comrades. But events spiral out of control after a secret midnight meeting in the forest.

Narrator....David Bradley

Etienne....Joe Absolom

Catherine....Emily Chennery

Maheu....Charles Dale

La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

Souvarine....Gary Lewis

Hennebeau....David Fleeshman

Madame Hennebeau....Denise Black

Cecile....Victoria Brazier

Chaval....Leigh Symonds

Paul Negrel - James Nickerson

La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

Lydie....Daisy Jones.

Etienne has to live without the girl he loves - Catherine, who now lives with Chaval.

The strike is on in many of the company's pits and Etienne, now nurturing a growing ambition to fight for the proletariat, has become the respected leader of the comrades.

But events spiral out of control after a secret midnight meeting in the forest.

  • souvarine....3.

    narrator

  • bonnemort....peter armitage
  • catherine....Emily Chennery
  • cecile....Victoria Brazier
  • chaval....leigh symonds
  • etienne....Joe Absolom
  • hennebeau....David Fleeshman
  • jeanlin....Aidan Parsons
  • la maheude....Deborah Mcandrew
  • la mouquette....Vicky Binns
  • lydie....daisy jones
  • madame hennebeau....denise black
  • maheu....charles dale
  • narrator....David Bradley
  • paul negrel....James Nickerson
  • souvarine....Gary Lewis
  • souvarine....Gary Lewis

    2

  • 03 LAST2007012820070203
    20070203 (BBC7)
    20140307 (BBC7)
    20140308 (BBC7)

    With the strike in its third month, the conflict gets violent and urgent action is needed.

    Germinal

    Emile Zola's masterpiece brought vividly to life, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.

    3/3. The strike continues and the militia is now keeping guard over the mines. Etienne has been forced into hiding and the news leaks out that the mining company is recruiting workers from Belguim. Urgent action is needed.

    Narrator....David Bradley

    Etienne....Joe Absolom

    Catherine....Emily Chennery

    Maheu....Charles Dale

    La Maheude....Deborah McAndrew

    Souvarine....Gary Lewis

    Chaval/Captain....Leigh Symonds

    Negrel....James Nickerson

    La Mouquette....Vicky Binns

    Sentry - Freddie Machin

    Jeanlin....Aidan Parsons

    Lydie....Daisy Jones

    Director Pauline Harris.

    3/3.

    The strike continues and the militia is now keeping guard over the mines.

    Etienne has been forced into hiding and the news leaks out that the mining company is recruiting workers from Belgium.

    Urgent action is needed.