The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor Of Casterbridge

  • Season 1
  • , Episode 2  | 
  • Posted: 12/24/2014
    • Length: 00:47
    • Plays: ???
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This BBC adaptation of the classic novel by Thomas Hardy stars Alan Bates (Gosford Park) as Michael Henchard. On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffers agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has becomes a respected and prosperous man, his wife returns to find him. Henchard's attempt to right the long-ago wrong sets in motion a series of events that spells his destruction. Dramatized by Dennis Potter, creator of The Singing Detective, the six-hour miniseries also stars Anna Massey (The Pallisers), Anne Stallybrass (The Six Wives of Henry VIII), Janet Maw (The Barchester Chronicles) and Jack Galloway (Inspector Maigret).

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