Middlemarch

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George Eliot's classic novel, dramatised by Judith Adams.

With Caroline Martin and Robert Glenister.

Episodes 1-5 of 20.

A chance to catch up with last week's episodes of this George Eliot dramatisation.

A chance to catch up with a week's episodes of the George Eliot dramatisation with Roger Allam.

Dorothea Brooke yearns to right society's wrongs in 1830s England and Dr Lydgate arrives.

Stars Roger Allam and Candida Benson.

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George Eliot's classic novel, dramatised by Judith Adams.

With Caroline Martin as Dorothea Brooke.

Episodes 6-10 of 20.

Dramatisation of George Eliot's novel, starring Robert Glenister and Caroline Martin.

Fred Vincy struggles with his debts and Dorothea finds her marriage under strain.

Stars Robert Glenister and Caroline Martin.

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George Eliot's classic novel, dramatised by Judith Adams.

With Caroline Martin, Robert Glenister and Richard Dillane.

Episodes 11-15 of 20.

The dramatisation of George Eliot's novel continues.

With Caroline Martin.

Dorothea is shocked to encounter Ladislaw, but delighted to help out Lydgate.

Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

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The Lydgates have serious financial problems and Ladislaw learns the truth about his family's past.

By George Eliot.

Episodes 16-20 of 20.

A chance to catch up with the final instalments of the George Eliot dramatisation with Richard Dillane.

The final instalments of the George Eliot dramatisation with Richard Dillane.

01Miss Brooke And Mr Lydgate2005032820080128 (BBC7)
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Dorothea Brooke yearns to right society's wrongs in 1830s England.

George Eliot's classic novel.

Brilliant, lovely and idealistic Dorothea Brooke is filled with passionate, humanist ideas, and she longs to set right the wrongs perpetrated upon the poor by the her own landowning class.

Meanwhile, the equally idealistic Dr Lydgate moves to Middlemarch with the expectation of running a charity hospital that will allow him the opportunity for medical research.

With Roger Allam.

Dramatisation of George Eliot's classic novel, with Roger Allam.

Dorothea Brooke yearns to right society's wrongs in 1830s England and Dr Lydgate arrives.

Stars Roger Allam and Candida Benson.

Dorothea Brooke yearns to right society's wrongs in 1830s England, and Dr Lydgate arrives. Stars Roger Allam and Candida Benson.

02Cupid's Bow2005032920080129 (BBC7)
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Lydgate has hopes for the new hospital and Dorothea has hopes for Mr Casaubon.

Dorothea Brooke has met the Reverend Casaubon.

Dr Lydgate has arrived in Middlemarch to practice and to work in the new fever hospital, which is financed by local banker, Mr Bulstrode.

George Eliot dramatisation with Rachel Atkins.

Stars Rachel Atkins and Candida Benson.

Lydgate has hopes for the new hospital, while Dorothea has hopes for Mr Casaubon. Stars Rachel Atkins and Candida Benson.

03Old And Young2005033020080130 (BBC7)
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Cousin Ladislaw is unveiled and Uncle Featherstone confronts Fred.

With Robert Glenister as Casaubon.

Dorothea has become engaged to the Reverend Casaubon.

Fred Vincy, a favourite with his frail uncle Featherstone, goes to visit Stone Court with his sister Rosy.

With Robert Glenister.

George Eliot dramatisation with Robert Glenister.

Dorothea is due to be wed, while Fred Vincy pins his hopes on frail Uncle Featherstone.

Dorothea Brooke is due to be wed, while Fred Vincy pins his hopes on his frail uncle, Mr Featherstone.

Stars Candida Benson.

Dorothea Brooke is due to be wed, while Fred Vincy pins his hopes on his frail uncle, Mr Featherstone. Stars Candida Benson.

04The Social Round2005033120080131 (BBC7)
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There's gossip at the engagement party, and Rosy Vincy encounters Dr Lydgate.

Stars Katherine Igoe and Robert Glenister.

George Eliot dramatisation with Robert Glenister.

There's 'gout and gossip' aplenty at the engagement party.

And Dr Lydgate encounters 'provincial' politics.

There's 'gout and gossip' aplenty at the Casaubon-Brooke engagement party.

Dorothea has met her fiancÚ's cousin, Will Ladislaw.

Rosy Vincy has finally made the acquaintance of Dr Lydgate at Stone Court.

There's gossip at the engagement party, and Rosy Vincy encounters Dr Lydgate. Stars Katherine Igoe and Robert Glenister.

05The Chaplaincy2005040120080201 (BBC7)
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The appointment of the Chaplain is imminent and there's a surprise encounter in Rome.

Stars Ron Cook and Caroline Martin.

The appointment of the Chaplain is imminent and there is a surprise encounter in Rome.

George Eliot dramatisation with Ron Cook.

Dorothea and Mr Casaubon have married and are on honeymoon in Rome.

Fred is struggling with debts and the time has come for a vote on the chaplaincy for the new hospital.

The appointment of the Chaplain is imminent and there's a surprise encounter in Rome. Stars Ron Cook and Caroline Martin.

06A Bad Bet2005040420080204 (BBC7)
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Fred Vincy admits that he can't pay his debt to the Garths, and Dorothea finds her marriage to Casaubon under strain.

Dorothea and the Reverend Casaubon have met Will Ladislaw in Rome while on honeymoon.

Rosamund Vincy has met Dr Lydgate, while her brother, Fred, struggles both with his career and his debts.

Fred Vincy can't pay his debt and Dorothea finds her marriage under strain.

George Eliot dramatisation with Robert Glenister.

Fred Vincy struggles with his debts and Dorothea finds her marriage under strain.

Stars Robert Glenister and Caroline Martin.

Fred Vincy struggles with his debts, and Dorothea finds her marriage under strain. Stars Robert Glenister and Caroline Martin.

07Waiting For Death2005040520080205 (BBC7)
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Lydgate learns of the perils of arousing gossip and Mr Featherstone makes a death-bed appeal to Mary Garth.

Fred Vincy's debts have caused trouble for the Garth family.

Reverend Casaubon has had a heart attack and is attended by Dr Lydgate.

Lydgate saves Fred's life and Featherstone makes a death-bed appeal to Mary.

George Eliot dramatisation with William Gaunt.

Dr Lydgate attends the poorly Reverend Casaubon, and Fred's debts trouble the Garth family

Stars Ron Cook and William Gaunt.

Dr Lydgate attends the poorly Reverend Casaubon, and Fred's debts trouble the Garth family. Stars Ron Cook and William Gaunt.

08The Will2005040620080206 (BBC7)
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The Vincys have high expectations of Mr Featherstone's will and Rosie has her own expectations of Dr Lydgate.

Mr Featherstone has died.

The will is to be read and the Vincy family has high expectations.

Fred and Reverend Casaubon are recovering under the care of Dr Lydgate, who has problems of his own.

Lydgate falls for Rosy's charms and Fred hopes to come into an inheritance.

George Eliot dramatisation with Tom Goodman-hill.

Fred has hopes for an inheritance - and busy Dr Lydgate has problems of his own.

Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

Fred has hopes for an inheritance, and busy Dr Lydgate has problems of his own. Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

09Private And Public2005040720080207 (BBC7)
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Dorothea tries to persuade Mr Brooke that Reform politics begins at home.

George Eliot's novel.

Dr Lydgate and Rosy have decided to marry.

Fred has inherited nothing from his uncle Featherstone.

Will Ladislaw, now resident at the Grange with Mr Brooke, has a crucial difference of opinion with Reverend Casaubon.

Dorothea tries to persuade Mr Brooke that Reform politics begin at home.

George Eliot dramatisation with Caroline Martin.

Mr Brooke gets a lesson in reform politics, and Dorothea shares her secrets with Ladislaw.

Mr Brooke gets a lesson in reform politics, and Dorothea shares the secrets of her soul with Ladislaw.

Stars Caroline Martin.

Mr Brooke gets a lesson in reform politics, and Dorothea shares the secrets of her soul with Ladislaw. Stars Caroline Martin.

10Confidences2005040820080208 (BBC7)
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Casaubon consults Dr Lydgate about his illness and a stranger arrives in town.

Dramatised by Judith Adams.

Mr Brooke's political aspirations are beginning to cause comment.

He has bought The Pioneer newspaper and has installed Will Ladislaw as editor.

Reverend Casaubon consults Dr Lydgate and a stranger arrives in town.

Casaubon learns the truth about his illness and a stranger arrives in town.

George Eliot dramatisation with Robert Glenister.

Reverend Casaubon learns the truth about his illness - and a stranger arrives.

Stars Caroline Martin and Nicholas Murchie.

Reverend Casaubon learns the truth about his illness, and a stranger arrives. Stars Caroline Martin and Nicholas Murchie.

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Dorothea is shocked to bump into Will Ladislaw, but is delighted to offer financial help to the new hospital.

Dorothea draws the wrong conclusion following a visit to the Lydgates and, meanwhile, she offers financial support to the work of the hospital.

Dorothea is shocked to encounter Ladislaw but delighted to help out Lydgate.

Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

Dorothea is shocked to encounter Ladislaw, but delighted to help out Lydgate. Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

12Wife And Widow2005041220080212 (BBC7)
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Dr Lydgate's reputation is being damaged by gossip, and Casaubon tries to extract a promise from Dorothea.

Casaubon encourages Dorothea to become involved with his work and demands a promise from her.

In Middlemarch, Lydgates reputation is damaged.

Lydgate is the subject of gossip and Casaubon demands a promise from Dorothea.

George Eliot dramatisation with Robert Glenister.

Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

Lydgate is the subject of gossip, and Casaubon demands a promise from Dorothea. Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

13The Public Man2005041320080213 (BBC7)
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Even in death Casaubon hurts Dorothea, with a cruel codicil to his will.

And Brooke goes on the hustings.

Casaubon has left a devastating codicil in his will.

Brooke takes to the hustings in his effort to enter Parliament.

George Eliot dramatisation with Caroline Martin.

Stars Caroline Martin and Robert Glenister.

Even in death, Casaubon hurts Dorothea with a cruel codicil to his will. Stars Caroline Martin and Robert Glenister.

14Duties And Desires2005041420080214 (BBC7)
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Bulstrode encounters an unwelcome figure from his past and Ladislaw prepares to leave town.

Raffles tracks down an old acquaintance and Fred has an uncomfortable request to make of Farebrother.

Brooke makes an important decision about his political future which has major implications for Ladislaw.

Bulstrode meets an unwelcome figure from his past and Ladislaw prepares to leave town.

George Eliot dramatisation with Ron Cook.

Bulstrode meets an unwelcome figure from his past and Ladislaw makes preparations.

Stars Caroline Martin and Martin Hyder.

Bulstrode meets an unwelcome figure from his past, and Ladislaw makes preparations. Stars Caroline Martin and Martin Hyder.

15Reaction And Reform2005041520080215 (BBC7)
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Fred finds himself unexpectedly employed while his sister Rosy goes horse riding with tragic consequences.

Fred is unexpectedly employed and there is bad news for the Lydgates.

Fred gets a job and Rosy goes horse riding with tragic consequences.

With Tom Goodman-hill

George Eliot dramatisation with Tom Goodman-hill.

Fred is unexpectedly employed, and there's bad news for the Lydgates.

With Caroline Martin

Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

Fred is unexpectedly employed, and there's bad news for the Lydgates. Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

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Lydgate attends to a very sick Raffles and receives a welcome offer of help from Bulstrode.

By George Eliot.

Episode 18 of 20.

The Lydgates have serious financial problems, and Ladislaw learns the truth about his family's past.

Rosy makes a startling revelation to Ladislaw, who also finds out the truth about the past.

The Lydgates face financial problems.

Rosy interferes with her husband's attempts to solve his financial crisis.

A very sick Raffles has returned to Stone Court, to Mr Bulstrode's horror.

Lydgate attends on him and receives a very welcome offer of help.

But this is to lead to further difficulties for him in the town.

Ladislaw learns the truth about Casaubon's will - and about his family's past.

Stars Martin Hyder and Richard Dillane.

Ladislaw learns the truth about Casaubon's will, and about his family's past. Stars Martin Hyder and Richard Dillane.

17Love Or Money2005041920080219 (BBC7)
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Rosy and Lydgate have very different ideas on how to deal with their money problems.

Meanwhile Bulstrode's secret gets out.

Rosy and Lydgate are drifting further apart as the reality of their financial problems becomes more acute.

Raffles has revealed that Ladislaw and Bulstrode have close family connections, to the dismay of both parties.

Ladislaw has determined once again to leave Middlemarch for good.

Lydgate and Rosy drift further apart as the reality of their debts hits home.

George Eliot dramatisation with Tom Goodman-hill.

Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

Lydgate and Rosy drift further apart as the reality of their debts hits home. Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

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Lydgate attends to a very sick Raffles and receives a welcome offer of help from Bulstrode.

By George Eliot.

The Lydgates have serious financial problems, and Ladislaw learns the truth about his family's past.

Episode 16 of 20.

Rosy makes a startling revelation to Ladislaw, who also finds out the truth about the past.

The Lydgates face financial problems.

Rosy interferes with her husband's attempts to solve his financial crisis.

A very sick Raffles has returned to Stone Court, to Mr Bulstrode's horror.

Lydgate attends on him and receives a very welcome offer of help.

But this is to lead to further difficulties for him in the town.

Lydgate attends to a sick Raffles and receives a welcome offer of help from Bulstrode.

George Eliot dramatisation with Ron Cook.

As Lydgate attends to a sick Raffles, he receives a welcome offer of help.

Stars Caroline Martin and Nick Fletcher.

As Lydgate attends to a sick Raffles, he receives a welcome offer of help. Stars Caroline Martin and Nick Fletcher.

19A Test Of Faith2005042120080221 (BBC7)
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Dorothea tries to clear Lydgate's name and has a life changing revelation about her own feelings.

Following Raffles' death at Stone Court, Bulstrode has been publicly denounced for his past behaviour and Lydgate's star has fallen with his patrons.

Only Dorothea

still believes he is innocent of wrongdoing.

She visits the Lydgate house and witnesses something there that brings her to a life-changing realisation.

Lydgate's reputation is ruined but Dorothea is determined to clear his name.

George Eliot dramatisation with Caroline Martin.

With Lydgate's reputation in tatters, Dorothea is determined to clear his name.

Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

With Lydgate's reputation in tatters, Dorothea is determined to clear his name. Stars Caroline Martin and Tom Goodman-Hill.

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Ladislaw visits Dorothea with a view to saying goodbye for the last time.

George Eliot's novel, adapted by Judith Adams.

Dorothea has decided to visit Mrs Lydgate again.

There, she is told the truth about Will.

Bulstrode has been disgraced, and Lydgate has decided to leave Middlemarch.

Ladislaw plans to see Dorothea for the last time.

With Caroline Martin and Richard Dillane

George Eliot dramatisation with Caroline Martin and Richard Dillane.

Dorothea discovers the truth from Mrs Lydgate - and Ladislaw considers his future.

Stars Caroline Martin and Richard Dillane.

Dorothea discovers the truth from Mrs Lydgate, and Ladislaw considers his future. Stars Caroline Martin and Richard Dillane.