The Mill On The Floss

George Eliot's classic tale of love, rejection and reconciliation.

George Eliot's classic tale of love, rejection and reconciliation in which Maggie Tulliver is a rare free spirit in Victorian society who has to look outside the love of her own family to find the companionship and life she craves.

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n the coming weeks, as part of a season related to the writer Mary Ann Evans (better known under her pen name of George Eliot) you can hear Daniel Deronda, Middlemarch and Alias George Eliot.

We begin with a dramatisation by Michelene Wandor of Eliot's second novel, set in the 1820s, after the Napoleonic Wars.

Spanning a period of 10 15 years, it is the tale of the headstrong Maggie Tulliver and her older brother Tom, from their childhood up until their deaths.

First broadcast in 1991, it was directed in Birmingham by Philip Martin and stars Hedli Niklaus and Terry Molloy

02Home And School20090120 (BBC7)
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Maggie Tulliver has run away - but will a passion for litigation be her father's undoing?

Maggie Tulliver has run away - but will a passion for litigation prove to be her father's undoing? Stars Terry Molloy.

Will Tulliver's passion for litigation prove to be his undoing? Terry Molloy stars.

Will Tulliver's passion for litigation prove to be his undoing? Terry Molloy stars in this dramatisation of George Eliot's tale.

03Home And Work20090121 (BBC7)
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Tulliver is offered an unlikely escape route from his troubles.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel.

Mr Tulliver is offered an unlikely escape route from his troubles.

Philip is enamoured of Maggie.

Stars Sylvestra Le Touzel.

Sylvestra Le Touzel plays Maggie in George Eliot's classic tale.

04Loss And Love20090122 (BBC7)
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Tom feels betrayed by Maggie - and tragedy is looming for the Tullivers.

Stars Sylvestra Le Touzel and Michael Fitzgerald.

There's tragedy for the Tullivers in Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of George Eliot's classic.

With Terry Molloy.

There's tragedy for the Tullivers in Michelene Wandor's adaptation of George Eliot's tale.

05 LASTLoving And Losing20090123 (BBC7)
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As Philip hatches a plan, Maggie Tulliver's loyalties are sorely tested.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel and Richard Pearce.

Maggie's loyalties are sorely tested in the conclusion of George Eliot's tragic tale.

With Sylvestra Le Touzel and Roger Hume.

As Philip hatches a plan, Maggie Tulliver's loyalties are sorely tested. With Sylvestra Le Touzel and Richard Pearce.

01Boy And Girl2003060220090119 (BBC7)
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George Eliot's classic tale of love, rejection and reconciliation.

George Eliot's classic tale of love, rejection and reconciliation in which Maggie Tulliver is a rare free spirit in Victorian society who has to look outside the love of her own family to find the companionship and life she craves.

Maggie Tulliver is a young woman whose aspirations reach beyond her simple rural life, beyond those of Tom, her brother.

As she grows up, she struggles to find love and fulfillment amid the restrictive conventions of Victorian society.

George Eliot....Deborah Findlay Bob Jakin....Tom George Tom Tulliver....Tom Goodman-hill Maggie Tulliver....Jasmine Hyde Mr Riley....Paul Jesson Mrs Tulliver....Alexandra Mathie Mr Tulliver....Malcolm Storry Director....Gaynor Macfarlane

Maggie Tulliver causes ructions in the family.

George Eliot's tales, with Terry Molloy.

In Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of George Eliot's tale, Maggie Tulliver causes ructions in the family.

With Terry Molloy.

Young, impulsive Maggie Tulliver causes ructions in the family.

Young, impulsive Maggie Tulliver causes ructions in her family, who live in a mill.

Stars Michael Fitzgerald and Terry Malloy.

02A Family Quarrel20030603

Maggie has been reunited with her brother, Tom, who has returned from school.

But a shadow is gathering over their childish joys and sorrows, and it is all to do with money.

03Maggie's Shadow20030604

By George Eliot.

Dramatised by Judith Adams.

Mr Tulliver's expenses mount as her prepares both to send his son Tom to a tutor and to return a loan of five hundred pounds.

His daughter, Maggie, is struggling with her own childish demons.

George Eliot/Gypsy Lady....Deborah Findlay Hairdresser....Tom George Tom Tulliver....Tom Goodman-hill Maggie Tulliver....Jasmine Hyde Gypsy....Paul Jesson Mrs Tulliver....Alexandra Mathi Lucy Deane....Poppy Miller Mr Tulliver....Malcolm Storry Gypsy....David Tennant

04School Days20030605

By George Eliot Tom has been sent to be educated like a gentleman in hopes that what he learns will protect the family and the mill from his father's rash actions.

05Downfall20030606

Tom returns to his private school.

Maggie's second visit is due and he plans to impress.

06Tom Applies His Knife20030609

Judith Adams's dramatisation of George Eliot's classic.

Maggie visits Tom to tell him of their father's bankruptcy.

07A Pact With The Devil20030610

Judith Adams's dramatisation of George Eliot's classic.

Mr Tulliver finds he has lost his mill and land to Wakem.

08Friends And Angels20030611

Mr Tulliver has made Tom swear revenge on Wakem.

09Desires And Duties20030612

Tom Tulliver has been adding to the family income by following Bob Jakin's advice on a trading speculation.

His sister Maggie has met Philip Wakem again.

George Eliot....Deborah Findlay Bob Jakin....Tom George Tom Tulliver....Tom Goodman-hill Maggie Tulliver....Jasmine Hyde Aunt Glegg....Anna Niland Philip Wakem....David Tennant

10A Reckoning20030613

Tom Tulliver has guessed that his sister Maggie is secretly meeting Philip Wakem.

He forces on them a desperate course of action.

George Eliot....Deborah Findlay Tom Tulliver....Tom Goodman-hill Maggie Tulliver....Jasmine Hyde Mr Wakem....Paul Jesson Mrs Tulliver....Alexandra Mathie Mr Tulliver....Malcolm Storry Philip Wakem....David Tennant wh.

11A Duet In Paradise20030616

George Eliot's classic tale of love, rejection and reconciliation.

With Mr Tulliver dead, Maggie is left to earn her living as a governess and Tom is working at Guest and Co.

Mrs Tulliver is living with cousin Lucy, whose frequent and admiring visitor, Stephen Guest, will change the lives of everybody forever.

George Eliot....Deborah Findlay Tom Tulliver....Tom Goodman-hill Maggie Tulliver....Jasmine Hyde Lucy Deane....Poppy Miller Stephen Guest....Dominic Rowan.

12Business And Pleasure20030617

Maggie has asked Tom's permission to meet with Philip Wakem again.

She has also met Stephen Guest, suitor to her cousin Lucy.

Uncle Deane....Sean Baker George Eliot....Deborah Findlay Tom Tulliver....Tom Goodman-hill Maggie Tulliver....Jasmine Hyde Mr Wakem....Paul Jesson Lucy Deane....Poppy Miller Stephen Guest....Dominic Rowan Philip Wakem....David Tennant

  • George Eliot....Deborah Findlay bob jakin....Tom George tom tulliver....Tom Goodman-hill maggie tulliver....Jasmine Hyde mrs tulliver....Alexandra Mathie lucy deane....Poppy Miller stephen guest....dominic rowan philip wakem....David Tennant directed by Gaynor Macfarlane
  • George Eliot....Deborah Findlay dr kenn....Tom George maggie tulliver....Jasmine Hyde lucy deane....Poppy Miller stephen guest....dominic rowan philip wakem....David Tennant
  • George Eliot....Deborah Findlay dr kenn....Tom George maggie tulliver....Jasmine Hyde mr wakem....Paul Jesson lucy deane....Poppy Miller stephen guest....dominic rowan philip wakem....David Tennant

  • 13Acts Of Charity20030618

    Lucy Deane is convincing her father to buy back Doricote Mill for Tom Tulliver to manage.

    Philip Wakem has told his father of his love for Maggie.

    14The Great Temptation20030619

    Aware that she and Stephen have fallen in love, Maggie has resolved to leave St Oggs again.

    But first, there is the ball at Park House.

    15 LAST20030620

    Wakening In the final episode, Maggie and Stephen have been borne away on the tide of the river, and it is too late to go back.