Martin Chuzzlewit

Martin Chuzzlewit is a wealthy old man.

But who will inherit his riches? He has disinherited his grandson, young Martin, suspecting the motives of the young man's love for Mary, Chuzzlewit's nurse and companion.

With such a prize to play for, the rest of his family - including the snivelling hypocrite Pecksniff and the fabulously evil Jonas - bring forth all of their cunning, greed and selfishness.

Starring Patrick Troughton, David Collings and Simon Cadell, this Dickens' classic was directed by the wonderful Jane Morgan and was first broadcast twenty years ago, 1987.

Charles Dickens' novel of greed and hypocrisy.

1987; Patrick Troughton and David Collings star.

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Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01The New Pupil20040131 (BBC7)
20040201 (BBC7)
20041018 (BBC7)
20041019 (BBC7)
20051107 (BBC7)
20051108 (BBC7)
20070122 (BBC7)
20070123 (BBC7)

Martin Chuzzlewit is a wealthy old man.

But who will inherit his riches? He has disinherited his grandson, young Martin, suspecting the motives of the young man's love for Mary, Chuzzlewit's nurse and companion.

With such a prize to play for, the rest of his family - including the snivelling hypocrite Pecksniff and the fabulously evil Jonas - bring forth all of their cunning, greed and selfishness.

Starring Patrick Troughton, David Collings and Simon Cadell, this Dickens' classic was directed by the wonderful Jane Morgan and was first broadcast twenty years ago, 1987.

Charles Dickens' novel of greed and hypocrisy.

1987; Patrick Troughton and David Collings star.Martin Chuzzlewit's money has brought him nothing but grief in this story of greed and hypocrisy.

02Town And Todgers20040207 (BBC7)
20040208 (BBC7)
20041019 (BBC7)
20041020 (BBC7)
20051108 (BBC7)
20051109 (BBC7)
20070123 (BBC7)
20070124 (BBC7)

The Pecksniffs visit London and have a meeting with Martin Chuzzlewit.

The Pecksniffs depart for London leaving Martin and Tom to their own devices.

03Banished20040214 (BBC7)
20041020 (BBC7)
20041021 (BBC7)
20051109 (BBC7)
20051110 (BBC7)
20070124 (BBC7)
20070125 (BBC7)

America beckons for Martin Chuzzlewit - but what of Pinch and Mary?

04Hail Columbia20040221 (BBC7)
20040222 (BBC7)
20041021 (BBC7)
20041022 (BBC7)
20051110 (BBC7)
20051111 (BBC7)
20070125 (BBC7)
20070126 (BBC7)

Martin heads to the US. Jonas' father has a seizure, and his marriage proposal gets a less than enthusiastic response.

Jonas' father suffers a seizure, and his marriage proposal goes less than swimmingly.

05The Valley Of Eden20040228 (BBC7)
20040229 (BBC7)
20041022 (BBC7)
20041023 (BBC7)
20051111 (BBC7)
20051112 (BBC7)
20070126 (BBC7)
20070127 (BBC7)

Martin Chuzzlewit tries to settle in America whilst an altercation between his father and Tom Pinch, draws blood.

Mr Pinch's surprise does not elicit quite the reaction he was after. An awful lot of wailing ensues.

06The Anglo Bengalee20040306 (BBC7)
20040307 (BBC7)
20041025 (BBC7)
20041026 (BBC7)
20051114 (BBC7)
20051115 (BBC7)
20070129 (BBC7)
20070130 (BBC7)

Martin is seriously ill in America whilst back home, could Pecksniff sink any lower? Patrick Troughton stars.

'Oh Mr Pecksniff...' Could Pecksniff sink any lower?

07Brother And Sister20040313 (BBC7)
20040314 (BBC7)
20041026 (BBC7)
20041027 (BBC7)
20051115 (BBC7)
20051116 (BBC7)
20070130 (BBC7)
20070131 (BBC7)

Will Charity finally experience happiness and will young Martin finally see the error of his ways?

Martin re-examines his life, and concludes it was all 'self, self, self'.

Will young Martin finally see the error of his ways?

08Secret Service20040320 (BBC7)
20040321 (BBC7)
20041027 (BBC7)
20041028 (BBC7)
20051116 (BBC7)
20051117 (BBC7)
20070131 (BBC7)
20070201 (BBC7)

Tom Pinch, 'a respectable young man aged 35' seeks work in London, whilst Martin seeks a reunion with his grandfather.

Mr Thomas Pinch seeks employment in London, beginning with a description of himself as 'a respectable young man aged 35'.

09The Mark Of Cain20040327 (BBC7)
20040327 (BBC7)
20041028 (BBC7)
20041029 (BBC7)
20051117 (BBC7)
20051118 (BBC7)
20070201 (BBC7)
20070202 (BBC7)

Can Augustus Moddle (Bill Nighy) escape the clutches of desperate Charity Pecksniff? Jonas comes under scrutiny.

Martin and Tom Pinch are reunited and Mark Tapley has a strange revelation.

10 LASTNemesis20040404 (BBC7)
20040403 (BBC7)
20041029 (BBC7)
20041030 (BBC7)
20051118 (BBC7)
20051119 (BBC7)
20070202 (BBC7)
20070203 (BBC7)

Martin Chuzzlewit senior (Patrick Troughton) reappears as events reach a head.