Mary Barton

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Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of Mary Barton, the daughter of a cotton weaver, who dreams of a better life.

With Emma Rydal.

Episodes 6-10 of 20.

Omnibus edition of Mrs Gaskell's frank portrayal of MANCHESTER life in the 1840's.

Episodes 6-10

A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

With David Calder and Emma Rydal.

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Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester story continues.

With Emma Rydal.

Episodes 11-15 of 20.

A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell with Emma Rydal.

Mary's ex, Henry Carson, is shot dead and Jem accused of murder.

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A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Mary's sister Esther is missing.

With David Calder, Emma Rydal and Paul Copley.

With David Calder, Emma Rydal, Paul Copley.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised in 20 parts.

Mary Barton, the daughter of a cotton weaver, is wooed by her childhood sweetheart.

With David Calder, Emma Rydal, Paul Copley (1/20).

A cotton weaver's daughter is wooed - and her Aunt goes missing.

Frank portrayal of 1840s Manchester life with Emma Rydal.

A cotton weaver's daughter is wooed and her Aunt goes missing. Frank portrayal of 1840s Manchester life with Emma Rydal.

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A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Mary experiences a difficult labour.

With David Calder and Emma Rydal.

Mary grows up and takes over the running of the Barton household.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.

Mary grows up and takes over the running on the Barton household.

With David Calder, Emma Rydal (2/20).

Mary grows up and takes over the running of the Manchester household.

Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.

Mary grows up and takes over the running of the Manchester household. Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.

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In Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester story, Mary Barton, daughter of a cotton weaver, dreams of a better life.

With Emma Rydal.

A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

With David Calder and Emma Rydal.

Mary, now working as a dressmaker, meets Margaret and her eccentric grandfather Job Legh.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.

Mary, now working as a dressmaker, meets Margaret and her eccentric grandfather, Job Legh (3/20).

Dreaming of a better life, Mary turns dressmaker and meets Margaret and her eccentric grandfather.

Stars Emma Rydal.

Mary Barton, daughter of a cotton weaver, dreams of a better life.

Dreaming of a better life, Mary turns dressmaker and meets Margaret and her eccentric grandfather. Stars Emma Rydal.

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A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Young Jem is a hero when a mill catches fire.

With David Calder and Emma Rydal.

Jem longs for any sign of affection from Mary and Carson's Mill catches fire.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

With David Calder, Emma Rydal (4/20).

Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.

Young Jem is a hero when a mill catches fire, in this tale of Manchester life.

Jem longs for any sign of affection from Mary, and Carson's Mill catches fire. Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.

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In Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester tale, lives are saved at a burning mill.

But John Barton is growing angry with the mill owner.

A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

With David Calder and Emma Rydal.

Mill workers are laid off and Wilson and Barton find a desperately poor family barely alive in a cellar.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.

Mill workers are laid off.

Wilson and Barton find a desperately poor family barely alive in a cellar.

Mill workers are laid off - and a desperately poor family is found barely alive in a cellar.

Stars Emma Rydal and Roy Hudd.

Mill workers are laid off, and a desperately poor family is found barely alive in a cellar. Stars Emma Rydal and Roy Hudd

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When tragedy hits, Jem turns to Mary for comfort.

With David Calder and Emma Rydal.

Jem clumsily offers Mary his love, but she is secretly seeing someone else.

Tragedy strikes for Jem, but will occupied Mary offer any comfort? Frank portrayal of 1840s Manchester life with Emma Rydal.

Tragedy strikes for Jem, but will occupied Mary offer any comfort?

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Jem's father dies.

Mary is teased at work about her flirtation with Henry Carson, the mill owner's son.

Mary is goaded at work about her flirtation with Henry Carson, the mill owner's son.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Mary is teased at work about her flirtation with Henry Carson, the mill owner's son (7/20).

There's bad news for Jem, while Mary is teased about her flirtation with mill owner's son, Henry Carson.

Stars Emma Rydal.

There's bad news for Jem, while Mary is teased about her flirtation with mill owner's son, Henry Carson. Stars Emma Rydal.

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In Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester tale, Mr Barton is desperate for work and a long lost relative gives him a warning about Mary.

John Barton is desperate for work.

A long lost relative gives him a warning about Mary.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.

A relative gives him a warning about Mary (8/20).

Mr Barton is desperate for work and a long lost relative gives him a warning about Mary.

Mr Barton is desperate for work, and a long-lost relative warns him over Mary. 1840s Manchester tale stars David Calder, Emma Rydal and Fiona Clarke

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In Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester story, Jem proposes and Mary meets Henry Carson in secret.

With Emma Rydal.

Jem proposes and Mary meets Henry Carson in secret.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Jem proposes.

Mary meets Henry Carson in secret.

With David Calder, Emma Rydal, Fiona Clarke and Ian Dunn (9/20).

Mary is worried about her father's savage behaviour - and Jem makes his intentions clear.

Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.

Mary is worried about her father's savage behaviour, and Jem makes his intentions clear. Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.

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In Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester story, Mary refuses a proposal and Aunt Esther makes a reappearance.

With Emma Rydal.

Margaret has an admirer.

Jem hears Mary's secret from a mysterious stranger.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Jem hears Mary's secret from a mysterious stranger (10/20).

Mary refuses a proposal and Aunt Esther makes a reappearance.

Margaret has an admirer, and Jem hears Mary's secret via a mysterious stranger. 1840s Manchester tale stars Emma Rydal, Roy Hudd and Teresa Gallagher.

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In Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester story, Aunt Esther voices concerns about Mary's welfare.

Jem vows to protect her.

A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

With Emma Rydal.

The mill workers present their demands to the employers.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Jem Wilson confronts Henry Carson, and the mill workers present their demands to their employers (11/20).

Aunt Esther reappears worried for her niece's welfare - and the mill workers are angry.

Stars David Calder and Roy Hudd.

Aunt Esther reappears worried for her niece's welfare, and the mill workers are angry. Stars David Calder and Roy Hudd.

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Elizabeth Gaskell's Manchester based story.

Mr Carson, the mill owner, is unsympathetic to his workers' plight and their demands.

A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

With Emma Rydal.

Negotiations between the mill owners and workers break down.

The workers plot their next move.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Negotiations between the mill owners and workers break down, and the workers plan their next move (12/20).

Mill owner, Mr Carson is unsympathetic to his workers' plight and their demands.

Stars David Calder and Emma Rydal.

Mill owner Mr Carson is unsympathetic to his workers' plight and their demands. Stars David Calder and Emma Rydal.

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A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

John Barton is preoccupied which leads to dramatic consequences.

With Emma Rydal.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Jem's beloved Aunt Alice falls ill.

Carson receives news of a murder.

Directed by Claire Grove (13/20).

Jem's beloved Aunt Alice falls ill, and John Barton's trip ends in tragedy. Stars David Calder, Emma Rydal and Roy Hudd.

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Mary's ex, Henry Carson is shot dead, and Jem is the main suspect.

A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

With Emma Rydal.

Jem is arrested for murder and Mary is accused of bringing about his downfall, in Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of MANCHESTER life.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Jem is arrested for murder and Mary is accused of bringing about his downfall (14/20).

Jem is arrested for murder - while Mary is accused of bringing about his downfall.

Stars Emma Rydal and Fiona Clarke.

Jem is arrested for murder, while Mary is accused of bringing about his downfall. Stars Emma Rydal and Fiona Clarke.

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Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of Manchester life.

Mary sets out to find an alibi for Jem, who is accused of murder.

A tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Gaskell.

With Emma Rydal and Deborah Berlin.

Mary has discovered that it was her father who killed Henry Carson and not Jem as everyone else suspects.

Who does she save?

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Mary finds proof of Jem's innocence and is determined to clear his name.

With Emma Rydal, Deborah BERLIN (15/20).

Mary sets out to find an alibi for Jem who stands accused of murder.

Stars Emma Rydall, Deborah Berlin and Roy Hudd.

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Mary is summoned to give testimony at Jem's trial in Elizabeth Gaskell's tale of life in Manchester.

Starring Emma Rydal.

Mary's romantic attachment to the murder victim and the accused, make her the centre of gossip and attention.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Mary's romantic attachment to the murder victim and the accused make her the centre of gossip and attention (16/20).

Stars Emma Rydal.

Mary's link to the victim and the accused make her the centre of gossip and attention.

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Mary is certain that Jem is innocent because she knows the identity of the real killer.

Starring Emma Rydal and Simon Trinder.

Mary is certain Jem is innocent because she knows the identity of the real killer.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Mary goes to LIVERPOOL in search of an alibi for Jem.

With Emma Rydal and Simon Trinder.

Directed by Claire Grove (17/20)

As Jem stands accused of murder, desperate Mary goes to Liverpool in search of a witness.

Stars Emma Rydal and Simon Trinder.

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Having gone after Will in the hope of obtaining an alibi for Jem, Mary finds herself lost in Liverpool.

Starring Emma Rydal.

Having gone after Will in the hope of getting an alibi for Jem, Mary finds herself lost in Liverpool.

Jem's defence has little chance of success without an alibi, and there is still no sign of Will Wilson or Mary.

Jem's defence has little chance of success without an alibi - and Mary is lost in Liverpool.

Stars Emma Rydal and Roy Hudd.

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Everything hangs on Will's attendance at Jem's trial in the penultimate part of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel.

Starring Emma Rydal.

Jem's trial begins.

His mother is forced to give evidence against him and there is still no sign of Jem's alibi.

Jem's mother is forced to give evidence against him at his trial - and there's no sign of a crucial witness.

Stars Emma Rydal.

Jem's mother is forced to give evidence against him at his trial.

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Mary has professed her love for Jem in court and, now that he has been found not guilty, all he wants to do is find her.

Martha Kearney with features and interviews.

By Elizabeth Gaskell, and dramatised by Lavinia Murray.

Jem and Mary are reunited and John Barton seeks forgiveness.

With Emma Rydal, David Calder and Roy Hudd (20/20).

After the verdict at his murder trial - Jem's thoughts turn to his childhood sweetheart.

Stars Emma Rydal and David Calder.