Wives And Daughters

This dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel (1865) begins with Molly Gibson facing up to life away from her beloved Papa.

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01Calf Love1983082120040629 (BBC7)
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The last novel from the author of Cranford finds Molly spending time away from Papa.

The last novel from the author of Cranford finds Molly faced with spending time away from Papa.

Starring Tom Wilkinson.

02A Crisis1983082820040630 (BBC7)
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The prospect of a stepmother looms large on Molly's horizon.

Starring Tom Wilkinson.

Starring Tom Wilkinson and Kathryn Hurlbutt.

03The New Mama1983090420040701 (BBC7)
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Molly has to come to terms with her father's betrothed.

With Angela Pleasance.

In this novel from the author of Cranford, Molly has to come to terms with her father's betrothed.

Molly tries to come to terms with her new stepmother.

04Mr Osborne Hamley's Secret1983091120040702 (BBC7)
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Molly overhears some shocking information regarding the Squire's son.

From the author of Cranford.

Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt.

Molly accidentally discovers Osbourne's shocking secret.

05The Charity Ball1983091820040705 (BBC7)
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It is the Hollingford Easter Ball, and Molly becomes concerned for the well-being of Cynthia.

Molly becomes concerned for the well-being of Cynthia.

At the Easter dance, Molly is concerned when Cynthia is pursued by Mr Preston.

With Kathryn Hurlbutt and Anne-Louise Lambert.

06The Mother's Manoeuvre1983092520040706 (BBC7)
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Cynthia receives a proposition and Mrs Gibson proves herself to be extremely hypocritical.

Osborne's complicated past leads to difficulties and Cynthia receives a proposal.

Starring Tom Wilkinson and Kathryn Hurlbutt.

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Cynthia tells Molly everything about Mr Preston.

Cynthia reveals all about her relationship with Mr Preston.

Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt.

Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt and Anne-Louise Lambert.

08Scandal And Its Victim1983100920040708 (BBC7)
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Lady Harriet comes to Molly's help and Cynthia must face her past.

Lady Harriet comes to Molly's help and Cynthia must face her past in this episode of Elizabeth Gaskell's story.

Lady Harriet tries to redeem Molly's reputation and Cynthia has to face up to her past.

With Tom Wilkinson and Angela Pleasence.

09 LASTReviving Hopes And Brightening Prospects1983101620040709 (BBC7)
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Squire Hamley mourns his son and Cynthia receives a marriage proposal.

What will become of Osborne's wife and child? And is a proposal on its way to Cynthia?

What will become of Osborne's wife and child? And is a marriage proposal on its way to Cynthia? Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt.