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Little Dorrit
BBC
A victim of her father's debts, 'Little Dorrit' has spent her childhood behind the heavy, iron doors of the Marshalsea Prison in London. Will a chance meeting change her future? This gripping new series by Andrew Davies brings to life…
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Emma
BBC
Beautiful, clever, and rich Emma Woodhouse is convinced she is good at matchmaking after her older sister and her governess both marry suitable husbands. No matter that as Mr Knightley drily observes, in reality, she had nothing to do with…
4 videos
Lady Chatterley's Lover
BBC
Holliday Grainger, Richard Madden and James Norton star in Jed Mercurio's adaptation of DH Lawrence's legendary tale of love across class boundaries. When Sir Clifford Chatterley returns to Wragby Hall in 1918 a broken man, his beautiful and spirited young…
Bleak House
BBC
Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dicken's most brilliant novels - arguably the greatest ever depiction of Victorian London, from its glittering heights to its very lowest depths - adapting it into a series of…
8 videos
Crime and Punishment
BBC
A young man sets his own tragic downfall in motion with one simple but horrifying act Set in St Petersburg in the second half of the 19th Century, this is Dostoevsky's disturbing tale of Raskolnikov, a highly intelligent, strikingly handsome…
2 videos
Daniel Deronda
BBC
Take two of the most captivating and enigmatic characters in Victorian literature, the world's most successful television screenwriter and a glittering cast of Britain's finest actors... Set in the 1860s, Daniel Deronda is a passionate, intense love story which takes…
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Great Expectations
BBC
A raw and passionate adaptation of one of Dickens' finest novels starring Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth and Gillian Anderson. On a cold winter's day, an 11-year-old orphan - Pip - runs into escaped convict Magwitch. Magwitch orders the terrified boy…
3 videos
Jane Eyre
BBC
The classic saga of Jane Eyre is brought vibrantly to life in this lavish, complex and sexual adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's much-loved novel. After a wretched childhood as an orphan, and two years of being a teacher, Jane Eyre yearns…
2 videos
Lark Rise to Candleford
BBC
Flora Thompson's charming love letter to a vanished corner of rural England is brought to life in this warm-hearted adaptation. Set in the Oxfordshire countryside in the 1880s, Lark Rise to Candleford depicts the last bright flickering of a now-vanished…
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Money - The Secret of my Excess
BBC
A fable of excess and flawed ambition, set in the world of movie deals, shark agents and impossibly petulant actors, Money takes a sharp look at the corrupting nature of capitalism and greed. Based on the novel by Martin Amis,…
Oliver Twist
BBC
A gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation of Oliver Twist by one of British television's most exciting writers, Sarah Phelps, breathes new life into this much loved classic. On a dark and stormy winter's night in a miserable, dank room, lit…
2 videos
Sense and Sensibility
BBC
From acclaimed writer Andrew Davies comes this enchanting adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel about love and marriage. Left penniless after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood face an uncertain future. They need to marry well if they are…
3 videos
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
BBC
A passionate, sensual and very modern version of Thomas Hardy's infamous novel, combining young, upcoming acting talent with recognisable and much-loved faces. As this drama opens, the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield, dressed in white, dances in the May Day…
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The Go Between - The Past Is A Foreign Country
BBC
When the reserved, elderly Leo Colston comes across a childhood diary, he recalls the painful events of the summer that shaped his character - memories that have long since been locked away... Fifty years earlier, a 12-year-old Leo is spending…
The Line of Beauty
BBC
Adapted by award-winning writer Andrew Davies from Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prizewinning novel, this three-part drama serial is set during the hedonistic 1980s and stars a mix of young talent and established names. This is a story of love, class, sex…
3 videos
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
BBC
Acclaimed screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes brings to life Charles Dickens's unfinished tale of obsessive love, betrayal and murder. Charles Dickens died before he completed The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In this bold and refreshing take on the novel, acclaimed screenwriter Gwyneth…
2 videos
Under The Greenwood Tree - Where True Love Blossoms
BBC
Keeley Hawes stars in this enchanting adaptation of Thomas Hardy's pastoral romance set in the 19th Century. Amongst the surrounding farms and woodlands of the idyllic village of Mellstock, Dorset, a love story grows between local boy Dick Dewey and…
Turn of the Screw
BBC
A hauntingly atmospheric and star-studded adaptation of Henry James' classic gothic horror story. A young, inexperienced governess is hired to look after two small children abandoned by their uncle, following the death of their parents, at his grand country house.…
The Canterbury Tales - A Modern Retelling of Chaucer’s Classic Tales
BBC
Written 600 years ago, the stories explore the depths of the human psyche, whether that be love, sex, greed, gluttony or God. In this 21st-century version, however, the stories evolve with the help of talent scouts, plastic surgery and asylum…
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