Drama

Bleak House

Young orphan Esther Summerson is brought before London's High Court of Chancery with Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, wards of court who are caught up in the infamous and never-ending case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Meanwhile, Lady Dedlock finds her world turned upside down when her husband's lawyer Tulkinghorn gets wind of a dark secret in her past, and begins a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Episode 8

52m 21s

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. And then the impossible happens - a result in Chancery. But it is one that will astound everyone.

Episodes

  • Episode 8: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 8

    S1 E8 - 52m 21s

    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. And then the impossible happens - a result in Chancery. But it is one that will astound everyone.

  • Episode 7: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 7

    S1 E7 - 52m 8s

    An early arrest appears to wrap the Tulkinghorn case up quickly, but a spate of poison-pen letters suggests that all is not as it seems. As evidence mounts against Lady Dedlock, Bucket sets a trap for the killer, with astonishing results.

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    Episode 6

    S1 E6 - 51m 57s

    George's anger knows no bounds when Tulkinghorn breaks his promise and leaves him in financial ruin. A marriage proposal surprises Esther - but is it from the right man? Meanwhile, Tulkinghorn thinks Lady Dedlock is in his power, but secretly she defies him, with disastrous consequences.

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    Episode 5

    S1 E5 - 52m 5s

    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. And Tulkinghorn issues a terrible ultimatum.

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    Episode 4

    S1 E4 - 52m 19s

    Esther falls sick with smallpox and is left badly scarred. Legal clerk Guppy, still besotted with Esther, makes a discovery about his beloved which shocks Lady Dedlock to the core. And Jarndyce is beside himself when tragedy strikes Bleak House.

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    Episode 3

    S1 E3 - 52m 13s

    A chance encounter in the country raises intriguing questions for Esther and Lady Dedlock. Tulkinghorn finally unearths the identity of the mysterious Nemo. While Gridley turns up on George's doorstep, on the run from the law and infected with the fever.

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    Episode 2

    S1 E2 - 52m 18s

    Despite his grim discovery, Tulkinghorn remains undeterred from his ruthless inquiry into Lady Dedlock's past. As he edges closer to the truth, Lady Dedlock puts her reputation at risk when she pays an undercover visit to Nemo's former haunts.

  • Episode 1: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1

    S1 E1 - 52m 11s

    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. Together they are sent to live at Bleak House, where they receive a friendly welcome from their rich guardian John Jarndyce.

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