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Bleak House

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Andrew Davies' adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tale. Despite his grim discovery, Tulkinghorn remains undeterred from his ruthless inquiry into Lady Dedlock's past. A young crossing sweeper, Jo, may hold a key to the mystery. Krook discovers evidence in Nemo's room which could provide a crucial clue. Richard and Ada plan their engagement, but receive an unexpected setback. And as Richard begins a career in medicine, Esther meets an attractive young doctor called Allan Woodcourt. Show less


Mr Tulkinghorn:
Charles Dance
Ada Clare:
Carey Mulligan
Richard Carston:
Patrick Kennedy
Esther Summerson:
Anna Maxwell Martin
John Jarndyce:
Denis Lawson
Harold Skimpole:
Nathaniel Parker
Allan Woodcourt:
Richard Harrington
Miss Flite:
Pauline Collins
Paul Sirr
Sir Leicester:
Timothy West
Lady Dedlock:
Gillian Anderson
Mrs Rouncewell:
Anne Reid
Lilo Baur
Warren Clarke
Mr Bayham Badger:
Richard Griffiths
Mrs Bayham Badger:
Joanna David

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