The Professor

An opportunity to hear this complex early Brontë love story.

A subtle, ambiguous and gripping tale.

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OMNI0120090816 (BBC7)

William Crimsworth sets outs in the world, desperate to love and be loved.

Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables.

OMNI02 LAST20090823 (BBC7)

Catch up with the final episodes of this Charlotte Bronte dramatisation, with Paul Venables.

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20090811 (BBC7)
20111212 (BBC7)
20130225 (BBC7)

An opportunity to hear this complex early Brontë love story.

A subtle, ambiguous and gripping tale.The orphaned William Crimsworth is a young man with nothing.

As he sets out to make his way in the world he doesn't want to be indebted to anyone.

But running parallel with this need for self-control is the desperate need to love and be loved in return.

  • director....tracey neale
  • dramatised by - Rachel Joyce

    william crimsworth sets outs in the world, desperate to love and be loved.

    Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables

  • edward crimsworth....Jonathan Keeble
  • frances....claire price
  • hunsden....shaun dooley
  • lord tynedale....Gerard Mcdermott
  • monsieur pelet....Roger May
  • mrs crimsworth....Ruth Sillers
  • producer....tracey neale
  • producer/director tracey neale
  • sylvie....penelope rawlins
  • victor....jack miller
  • william crimsworth....Paul Venables
  • young william....jack miller
  • zoraide reuter....Niamh Cusack
  • by.... - - - - charlotte brontë

    stars paul venables

    william crimsworth sets outs in the world, desperate to love and be loved. stars paul venables

  • WH02Freedom2005092720090811 (BBC7)
    20090812 (BBC7)
    20111213 (BBC7)
    20130226 (BBC7)

    Eschewing his aristocratic background, Crimsworth has rejected aid from his mother's family and is now working as clerk to his brother.

    But all is not well.

    Eschewing his aristocratic education, William begins work at his brother's mill.

    Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables.

    Eschewing his aristocratic background, William Crimsworth has rejected aid from his mother's family.

    Stars Paul Venables.

    Eschewing his background, William Crimsworth rejects aid from his mother's family.

    Eschewing his aristocratic background, William Crimsworth has rejected aid from his mother's family. Stars Paul Venables.

    WH03Belgium2005092820090812 (BBC7)
    20090813 (BBC7)
    20111214 (BBC7)
    20130227 (BBC7)

    Unable to work any longer for his tyrant of a brother, William has left the Mill.

    With no job and no prospects he finds himself in Belgium on Hunsden's advice, seeking work.

    But how will he fare?

    Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables.

    Unable to work any longer for his tyrant of a brother, William Crimsworth has left the mill.

    Stars Paul Venables and Roger May.

    Unable to work any longer for his tyrant of a brother, William Crimsworth leaves the mill.

    Unable to work any longer for his tyrant of a brother, William Crimsworth has left the mill. Stars Paul Venables and Roger May.

    WH04Zoraide2005092920090813 (BBC7)
    20090814 (BBC7)
    20111215 (BBC7)
    20130228 (BBC7)

    William feels he has found his natural place.

    A gifted teacher, he is happy and content.

    He finds further work in the neighbouring school for girls.

    The very same place he has heard a laughing voice, an enchanting ringing laugh.

    William takes on a new teaching role, but is told to be wary of Mademoiselle Reuter.

    Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables.

    William takes on a new teaching role, but is warned about Mademoiselle Reuter.

    Stars Paul Venables and Niamh Cusack.

    William takes on a new teaching role, but is warned about Mademoiselle Reuter. Stars Paul Venables and Niamh Cusack.

    WH05Deceit2005093020090814 (BBC7)
    20090815 (BBC7)
    20111216 (BBC7)
    20130301 (BBC7)

    William finds himself attracted to the Directrice of the girls' school.

    But not everything is as it seems.

    William is attracted to the girls' school directrice, but all is not as it seems.

    Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables.

    William is attracted to the Directrice of the girls' school, but all is not as it seems.

    Stars Paul Venables and Rachel Joyce.

    William is attracted to the Directrice of the girls' school, but all is not as it seems. Stars Paul Venables and Rachel Joyce.

    WH06Frances2005100320090817 (BBC7)
    20090818 (BBC7)
    20111219 (BBC7)
    20130304 (BBC7)

    William becomes intrigued by the shy and gentle Frances - there is a sadness about her and he wonders why.

    But someone is watching him from the shadows.

    William has a talented new pupil who tries to warn him about the school.

    Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables.

    William Crimsworth has a talented new pupil who tries to warn him about the school. Charlotte Bronte dramatisation stars Paul Venables and Niamh Cusack.

    WH07Loss2005100420090818 (BBC7)
    20090819 (BBC7)
    20111220 (BBC7)
    20130305 (BBC7)

    William becomes intrigued by the shy and gentle Frances, there is a sadness about her and he wonders why.

    But someone is watching him from the shadows.

    William spurns Mademoiselle's advances and Frances disappears from class.

    Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables and Roger May.

    Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables and Roger May.

    William spurns Mademoiselle's advances, and Frances disappears from class. Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables and Roger May.

    WH08Turmoil2005100520090819 (BBC7)
    20090820 (BBC7)
    20111221 (BBC7)
    20130306 (BBC7)

    In turmoil at his loss and unsure of what to do, a determined William begins to search the streets of Brussels - but will he find what he's looking for?

    William realises he loves Frances, so he sets out to find her.

    With Paul Venables.

    Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables and Niamh Cusack.

    Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables and Niamh Cusack.

    William realises he loves Frances, so he sets out to find her. Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables, Niamh Cusack and Rachel Joyce.

    WH09Joy And Sorrow2005100620090820 (BBC7)
    20090821 (BBC7)
    20111222 (BBC7)

    William has no job, no prospects and no future, but he still has his pride - is that enough to save him?

    William and Frances are reunited, hopefully for good this time.

    With Paul Venables.

    Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables.

    Happy news for William and Frances, but the orphan worries for their future.

    Charlotte Bronte dramatisation stars Paul Venables and Claire Price.

    WH10 LASTVictor2005100720090821 (BBC7)
    20090822 (BBC7)
    20111223 (BBC7)

    Married to the woman he adores and successful in his work, William is about to bring his journal to a close.

    But there is one last part of the story to be told.

    Married at last to the woman he loves, William plans a happy future.

    With Paul Venables.

    Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables and Claire Price.

    Married at last to the woman he loves, William plans a happy future with Frances.

    Charlotte Bronte dramatisation with Paul Venables and Claire Price.