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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985– )

TV Mini-series | 391 min | Drama, Crime

The great case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, an obsession to all involved. Then a question of inheritance becomes a question of murder.
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Updated Apr 10, 1985

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Apr 10, 1985 (United Kingdom)

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Diana Rigg
Lady Honoria Dedlock Lady Honoria Dedlock   See fewer
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Denholm Elliott
John Jarndyce John Jarndyce   See fewer
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Suzanne Burden
Esther Summerson Esther Summerson   See fewer
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Jonathan Moore
William Guppy William Guppy   See fewer
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Robin Bailey
Sir Leicester Dedlock Sir Leicester Dedlock   See fewer
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Lucy Hornak
Ada Clare Ada Clare   See fewer
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Philip Franks
Richard Carstone / Richard Cartsone Richard Carstone / Richard Cartsone   See fewer
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Sylvia Coleridge
Miss Flite Miss Flite   See fewer
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Sam Kelly
Snagsby Snagsby   See fewer
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Pamela Merrick
Hortense Hortense   See fewer
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Peter Vaughan
Tulkinghorn Tulkinghorn   See fewer
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T.P. McKenna
Harold Skimpole Harold Skimpole   See fewer
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Brian Deacon
Allan Woodcourt Allan Woodcourt   See fewer
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Graham Crowden
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Eileen Davies
Judy Smallweed Judy Smallweed   See fewer
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Charlie Drake
Smallweed Smallweed   See fewer
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Dave King
Sergeant George Sergeant George   See fewer
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Heather Tobias
Jenny / Brickmaker's Wife Jenny / Brickmaker's Wife   See fewer
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Frank Windsor
Gridley Gridley   See fewer
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Robert Urquhart
Laurence Boythorn Laurence Boythorn   See fewer
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Samantha Holland
Charley Neckett Charley Neckett   See fewer
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Harry Jones
Phil Squod Phil Squod   See fewer
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Kathy Burke
Guster Guster   See fewer
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Waggoner Waggoner   See fewer
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Young Esther Young Esther   See fewer
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George Sewell
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Mrs. Blinder Mrs. Blinder   See fewer
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James Dean
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Tom Neckett Tom Neckett   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 289 votes