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Bleak House Episode 1
Young orphan Esther Summerson is brought to the High Court of Chancery, where she is thrown together with two Wards of the Court, Richard Carstone and Ada Clare. Both are…
Bleak House Episode 2
Despite the grim discovery of Nemo's body, Tulkinghorn remains undeterred from his ruthless inquiry into Lady Dedlock's past.
Bleak House Episode 3
A chance encounter in the country raises intriguing questions for Esther and Lady Dedlock. Richard's inability to settle causes a rift with John Jarndyce, much to Ada's dismay. Tulkinghorn finally…
Bleak House Episode 4
Esther falls sick with smallpox; she recovers but is left badly scarred. George has to make an impossible decision when Tulkinghorn instructs the evil moneylender Smallweed to turn up the…
Bleak House Episode 5
Richard's obsession with the Jarndyce case has grown to worrying proportions. John Jarndyce agonises over whether to keep his feelings for Esther concealed. Meanwhile, Lady Dedlock tells Esther something that…
Bleak House Episode 6
George's anger knows no bounds when Tulkinghorn breaks his promise and leaves him in financial ruin.
Bleak House Episode 7
Esther's feelings for Woodcourt grow stronger, despite her best intentions. Richard and Ada's news causes great concern for Esther and Jarndyce.
Bleak House Episode 8
The moneylender Smallweed has evidence of Lady Dedlock's secret past and intends to use it against her. Cornered, Lady Dedlock makes a terrible decision.

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Richard's obsession with the Jarndyce case has grown to worrying proportions. John Jarndyce agonises over whether to keep his feelings for Esther concealed. Meanwhile, Lady Dedlock tells Esther something that will change her life forever.
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