Madame Bovary [drama]

By Gustave Flaubert.

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from a translation by Margaret Mauldon.

A French masterpiece of betrayal and wantonness; the first great novel of adultery.

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John Hurt narrates Flaubert's infamous novel.

Beautiful Emma marries a local doctor, but her life soon becomes mundane.

Episodes 1-5 of 10.

Beautiful Emma meets and weds Doctor Bovary, but soon tires of her mundane life.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt.

Doctor's wife Emma embarks on a series of affairs to escape provincial life.

Doctor's wife Emma embarks on a series of affairs to escape provincial life. Stars John Hurt, Sarah Smart and Jude Akuwudike.

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Emma prepares to leave Charles, but Rudolphe has second thoughts.

With Sarah Smart and Jude Akuwudike.

Narration by John Hurt.

Doctor's wife Emma Bovary plans to elope with her lover Rodolphe.

With John Hurt.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt and Sarah Smart.

Emma prepares to leave Charles, but her complicated love-life is beginning to fall apart.

Emma prepares to leave Charles, but her complicated and unfulfilled love-life is beginning to fall apart. Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt and Sarah Smart.

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By Gustave Flaubert.

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from a translation by Margaret Mauldon.

A French masterpiece of betrayal and wantonness; the first great novel of adultery.

Dr Charles Bovary meets and marries Emma.

He's happy for the first time in his life - unlike Emma, who is distraught to find that her marriage lacks the passion and excitement of her fantasies.

Beautiful Emma meets and weds Doctor Bovary, but soon tires of her mundane life.

Beautiful Emma meets and marries Doctor Bovary, but she's distraught over the lack of passion and excitement.

Stars John Hurt.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt.

John Hurt narrates Flaubert's infamous novel.

Beautiful Emma marries a local doctor, but her life soon becomes mundane.

Beautiful Emma meets and marries Doctor Bovary, but she's distraught over the lack of passion and excitement. Stars John Hurt.

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Emma and Charles attend a Marquis' Ball, and caught in the dazzling splendour of it all, Emma's longing for a more exciting life is intensified.

The dazzling Marquis' ball intensifies Emma's longing for more excitement.

The dazzling splendour of a Marquis' ball intensifies married Emma's longing for excitement.

Stars Sarah Smart and John Hurt.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with Sarah Smart.

The beautiful Emma samples life among the nobility and is frustrated by her own.

John Hurt narrates this French classic.

Episode 2 of 10.

The dazzling splendour of a Marquis ball intensifies married Emma's longing for excitement. Stars Sarah Smart and John Hurt.

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Charles and Emma Bovary have moved to a new town.

There she meets Leon Dupuis, a young solicitor.

As Emma and Charles move to a new town - she makes the acquaintance of a young solicitor.

Stars James D'arcy and Sarah Smart.

Eventful times for Emma as she moves town and makes a new male acquaintance.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with James D'arcy.

Eventful times for Emma as she moves town, gives birth and makes a new acquaintance.

John Hurt narrates.

As Emma and Charles move to a new town, she makes the acquaintance of a young solicitor. Stars James D'Arcy and Sarah Smart.

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Emma's memory of Leon becomes the core of her despair.

Emma's memory of young solicitor Leon becomes the core of her despair.

Stars Sarah Smart, Conrad Nelson and James D'arcy.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with Conrad Nelson.

Emma suppresses her feelings for Leon but catches the eye of another potential suitor.

John Hurt narrates Flaubert's classic.

Emma's memory of young solicitor Leon becomes the core of her despair. Stars Sarah Smart, Conrad Nelson and James D'Arcy.

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20091212 (BBC7)
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Emma Bovary has met Rodolph Boulanger, a wealthy land owner, and begins her first love affair.

Emma meets wealthy land owner Rodolphe Boulanger - and succumbs to temptation.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt.

Emma meets wealthy land owner Rodolphe Boulanger, and succumbs to temptation. Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt.

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6/10.

Emma Bovary is planning to elope with her lover, Rodolphe.

Narrator....John Hurt

Emma....Sarah Smart

Madame Bovary Sr....Brigit Forsyth

Charles Bovary....Conrad Nelson

Monsieur Lheureux....Seamus O'Neill

Felicite....Sarah Jane Hallworth

Rodolphe Boulanger....Jude Akuwudike

Doctor's wife Emma Bovary plans to elope with her lover Rodolphe.

Stars John Hurt, Sarah Smart and Jude Akuwudike.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt and Sarah Smart.

Emma prepares to leave Charles, but Rudolphe has second thoughts.

With Sarah Smart and Jude Akuwudike.

Narration by John Hurt.

Episode 6 of 10.

Doctor's wife Emma Bovary plans to elope with her lover Rodolphe. Stars John Hurt, Sarah Smart and Jude Akuwudike.

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7/10.

As part of her convalescence, Charles takes Emma to the theatre in Rouen and life takes an unexpected turn.

Narrator....John Hurt

Emma....Sarah Smart

Charles Bovary....Conrad Nelson

Monsieur Homais....David Fleeshman

Leon Dupuis....James D'arcy

Doctor Bovary takes convalescing Emma to the theatre - and a chance meeting.

Stars Sarah Smart and James D'arcy.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt.

Emma recovers from Rudolphe's departure, but then Leon reappears.

With Sarah Smart and James D'arcy.

Narration by John Hurt.

Doctor Bovary takes convalescing Emma to the theatre in Rouen, and a chance meeting. Stars Sarah Smart and James D'Arcy.

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20130529 (BBC7)

By Gustave Flaubert.

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from a translation by Margaret Mauldon.

A French masterpiece of betrayal and wantonness - the first great novel of adultery.

8/10.

'Emma's sweet murmurs and kisses ravish Leon's soul, but there seems to Leon something shadowy and ominous slipping between them'.

Narrator....John Hurt

Emma....Sarah Smart

Charles Bovary....Conrad Nelson

Monsieur Homais....David Fleeshman

Leon Dupuis....James D'arcy

Monsieur L'heureux....Seamus O'Neill

Justin....Sam Curtis

As Emma embarks on a passionate affair with Leon, her lover becomes troubled.

Stars John Hurt, Sarah Smart and James D'arcy.

Emma embarks on a passionate affair with Leon but then has doubts.

As Emma embarks on a passionate affair, her lover Leon becomes troubled. Stars John Hurt, Sarah Smart and James D'Arcy.

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By Gustave Flaubert.

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from a translation by Margaret Mauldon.

A French masterpiece of betrayal and wantonness - the first great novel of adultery.

9/10.

By dint of buying on credit and never paying, by constantly trying to fill the void in her inner life, Emma finds herself in serious trouble.

Narrator....John Hurt

Emma....Sarah Smart

Leon Dupuis....James D'arcy

Monsieur L'heureux....Seamus O'Neill

Felicite....Sarah Jane Hallworth

Rodolphe Boulanger....Jude Akuwudike

Monsieur Guillaumin....Russell Dixon

Emma Bovary's complicated and unfulfilled life starts to unravel.

Stars John Hurt, Sarah Smart and Jude Akuwudike.

With John Hurt.

Gustave Flaubert dramatisation with John Hurt and Sarah Smart.

Emma's complicated, unfulfilled life is beginning to unravel.

Starring Sarah Smart with narration by John Hurt.

Episode 9 of 10.

Emma Bovary's complicated and unfulfilled life starts to unravel. Stars John Hurt, Sarah Smart and Jude Akuwudike.