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Bleak House

Series Summary
Secrets abound in this 2005 television adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. Fortunes hang in the balance, awaiting the outcome of a legal case in the Court of Chancery in Victorian London. Meanwhile, the trials and tribulations of those awaiting the case's outcome, weave through Dickens' indictment of the chancery system. Anna Maxwell Martin stars as Esther, with Gillian Anderson as Lady Dedlock, and Denis Lawson as John Jarndyce.

Air Dates: 2005 - 2005

Genres: Drama

Network: BBC1

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    Orphan Esther Summerson meets her new guardian John Jarndyce and his wards, as well as opium addicted Nemo.

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    Sir Leicester offers a reward for the capture of Tulkinghorn's murderer; Esther reveals her engagement.

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    Smallwood reveals evidence of Lady Dedlock's past and makes a discovery that could end the Jarndyce court case.

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    Esther meets an attractive doctor; Tulkinghorn inquires about Lady Dedlock; Richard shifts his attention toward law after failing in medicine.

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    Esther plans to visit London; Richard finds himself in dire straights; Jo becomes extremely ill.

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