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Hard Times (1977– )

TV Mini-series | 60 min | Drama

Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his oldest children, Louisa and Tom, according to this ...See moreThomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his oldest children, Louisa and Tom, according to this philosophy and never allows them to engage in fanciful or imaginative pursuits. See less
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Updated May 11, 1977

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May 11, 1977 (United States)

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Patrick Allen
Thomas Gradgrind Thomas Gradgrind   See fewer
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Timothy West
Josiah Bounderby Josiah Bounderby   See fewer
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Rosalie Crutchley
Mrs. Sparsit Mrs. Sparsit   See fewer
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Jacqueline Tong
Louisa Gradgrind Louisa Gradgrind   See fewer
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Michelle Dibnah
Sissy Jupe Sissy Jupe   See fewer
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Richard Wren
Tom Gradgrind Tom Gradgrind   See fewer
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Alan Dobie
Stephen Blackpool Stephen Blackpool   See fewer
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Ursula Howells
Mrs. Gradgrind Mrs. Gradgrind   See fewer
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Barbara Ewing
Rachael Rachael   See fewer
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Edward Fox
Capt. James Harthouse Capt. James Harthouse   See fewer
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Sean Flanagan
Bitzer Bitzer   See fewer
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Harry Markham
Sleary Sleary   See fewer
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Peter Martin
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Michael Deeks
Kidderminster Kidderminster   See fewer
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Patrick Durkin
Slackbridge Slackbridge   See fewer
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Brenda Elder
Mrs. Blackpool Mrs. Blackpool   See fewer
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Tony Heath
Childers Childers   See fewer
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Bernard Latham
Workman Workman   See fewer
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Bert Oxley
Chairman Chairman   See fewer
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Paul Ridley
McChoakumchild McChoakumchild   See fewer
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Arthur Spreckley
Bookmaker Bookmaker   See fewer
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Don Troedson
Mill Owner Mill Owner   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 72 votes