The Mayor Of Casterbridge

Helen Edmundson's dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's classic.

Episodes

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01The Horse Fair1994041020040206 (BBC7)
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Adaptation of the Thomas Hardy classic about a man whose impetuous, vital character causes his own downfall.

Starring David Calder and John Nettles.Thomas Hardy's powerful tale of the repercussions from a drunken act by the respectable Michael Henchard. Stars David Calder.

Thomas Hardy's tale of the repercussions of a drunken act by respectable Michael Henchard.

Thomas Hardy's powerful tale of the repercussions from a drunken act by the respectable Michael Henchard. Stars David Calder.

Thomas Hardy's powerful tale of the repercussions from a drunken act by the respectable Michael Henchard.

Stars David Calder.

Dramatisation of the story by Hardy.

Michael Henchard (David Calder) vows never to drink after a fateful act at a fair.

Michael Henchard throws his life away while drunk at a fair in 19th-century Dorset.

Will he ever be happy again?

Michael Henchard throws his life away in a drunken act at a fair in 19th century Dorset.

01The Horse Fair1994041020040206 (BBC7)
20040207 (BBC7)
20050201 (BBC7)
20050202 (BBC7)
20051016 (BBC7)
20061120 (BBC7)
20061121 (BBC7)
20070726 (BBC7)
20070727 (BBC7)
20080513 (BBC7)
20080514 (BBC7)
20110117 (BBC7)
20110118 (BBC7)
20120306 (BBC7)
20120307 (BBC7)

Adaptation of the Thomas Hardy classic about a man whose impetuous, vital character causes his own downfall.

Starring David Calder and John Nettles.Thomas Hardy's tale of the repercussions of a drunken act by respectable Michael Henchard.

Thomas Hardy's powerful tale of the repercussions from a drunken act by the respectable Michael Henchard. Stars David Calder.

Thomas Hardy's tale of the repercussions of a drunken act by respectable Michael Henchard.

Thomas Hardy's powerful tale of the repercussions from a drunken act by the respectable Michael Henchard.

Stars David Calder.

Dramatisation of the story by Hardy.

Michael Henchard (David Calder) vows never to drink after a fateful act at a fair.

Michael Henchard throws his life away while drunk at a fair in 19th-century Dorset.

Will he ever be happy again?

Michael Henchard throws his life away in a drunken act at a fair in 19th century Dorset.

02Rivals1994041720040213 (BBC7)
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20070727 (BBC7)
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20110119 (BBC7)
20120307 (BBC7)
20120308 (BBC7)

After 19 years apart, mayor Michael Henchard is reunited with his wife. Thomas Hardy drama starring David Calder and Janet Dale.

After 19 years apart, mayor Michael Henchard is reunited with his wife.

Thomas Hardy drama starring David Calder and Janet Dale.

After 19 years, the Mayor of Casterbridge (David Calder) is reunited with his wife (Janet Dale) whom he remarries.

What is the devastating secret that Susan felt unable to reveal to the Mayor of Casterbridge until her death?

02Rivals1994041720040213 (BBC7)
20040214 (BBC7)
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20051023 (BBC7)
20061121 (BBC7)
20061122 (BBC7)
20070727 (BBC7)
20080514 (BBC7)
20080515 (BBC7)
20110118 (BBC7)
20110119 (BBC7)
20120307 (BBC7)
20120308 (BBC7)
20130709 (BBC7)
20130710 (BBC7)

After 19 years apart, mayor Michael Henchard is reunited with his wife.

After 19 years apart, mayor Michael Henchard is reunited with his wife. Thomas Hardy drama starring David Calder and Janet Dale.

Thomas Hardy drama starring David Calder and Janet Dale.

After 19 years, the Mayor of Casterbridge (David Calder) is reunited with his wife (Janet Dale) whom he remarries.

What is the devastating secret that Susan felt unable to reveal to the Mayor of Casterbridge until her death?

03The Conjuror And The Choir1994042420040220 (BBC7)
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Regretting his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point

Battling regrets from his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point. Stars David Calder.

Battling regrets from his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point.

Stars David Calder.

Michael Henchard (David Calder) has been through 20 years of regret after his actions at the horse fair.

By Thomas Hardy.

With Susan dead, will the Mayor of Casterbridge remarry?

Regretting his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point

Battling regrets from his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point. Stars David Calder.

Battling regrets from his drunken actions two decades before, Michael Henchard reaches breaking point.

Stars David Calder.

Michael Henchard (David Calder) has been through 20 years of regret after his actions at the horse fair.

By Thomas Hardy.

With Susan dead, will the Mayor of Casterbridge remarry?

04 LASTThe Skimmity Ride1994050120040227 (BBC7)
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20120309 (BBC7)
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Forever haunted by his reckless past, ex-mayor Michael Henchard is becoming desperate.

Forever haunted by his reckless past, ex-mayor Michael Henchard is becoming desperate. Stars David Calder and John Nettles.

Stars David Calder and John Nettles.

Henchard, the Mayor of Casterbridge, is increasingly desperate and turns to drink, breaking a pledge of 21 years.

04 LASTThe Skimmity Ride1994050120040227 (BBC7)
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20120309 (BBC7)
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Forever haunted by his reckless past, ex-mayor Michael Henchard is becoming desperate.

Forever haunted by his reckless past, ex-mayor Michael Henchard is becoming desperate. Stars David Calder and John Nettles.

Stars David Calder and John Nettles.

Henchard, the Mayor of Casterbridge, is increasingly desperate and turns to drink, breaking a pledge of 21 years.

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Nineteenth-century Dorset is brought vividly to life in Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character is the seed of his own downfall. 1: The Horse-Fair With Zoe Ganjavi , Graham Colclough. Gillian Goodman and Martin Reeve. Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band. Dramatised by Sally Hedges Director Nigel Bryant SEE THIS WEEK page 7

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Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Unknown: Zoe Ganjavi

Unknown: Graham Colclough.

Unknown: Gillian Goodman

Unknown: Martin Reeve.

Unknown: Mellstock Band.

Dramatised By: Sally Hedges

Director: Nigel Bryant

Michael Henchard: David Calder

Susan: Janet Dale

Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray

Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng

Furmity-seller: Mary Wimbush

Auctioneer: Jonathan Wyatt

Nance: Anna Keene

Solomon Longways: Gerry Hinks

Christopher Coney: Richard Avery

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A four-part dramatisation of Thomas Hardy 's epic novel. 2: Rivals With Anna Keene. Edward Long. Jonathan Wyatt , Graham Colclough , Susan Jeffrey and Martin Reeve. Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band: Dave Townsend , Philip Humphries , Tim Hill and Kathryn Locke Dramatised by Sally Hedges Director Nigel Bryant

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Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Unknown: Anna Keene.

Unknown: Edward Long.

Unknown: Jonathan Wyatt

Unknown: Graham Colclough

Unknown: Susan Jeffrey

Unknown: Martin Reeve.

Unknown: Dave Townsend

Unknown: Philip Humphries

Unknown: Tim Hill

Unknown: Kathryn Locke

Dramatised By: Sally Hedges

Director: Nigel Bryant

Michael Henchard: David Calder

Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng

Susan: Jane Dale

Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray

Lucetta: Sandra Berkin

AbelWhittle: David Holt

Solomon Longways: Gerry Hinks

Christopher Coney: Richard Avery

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Thomas Hardy 's story in four parts.

3: The Conjuror and tlie Choir. "Just one word to this new husband of how you courted me, and your precious happiness is blown to atoms..."

With Anna Keene. Richard Avery and David Holt

Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band: Dave Townsend. Philip Humphries , Tim Hill and Kathryn Locke Dramatised by Sally Hedges

Director Nigel Bryant

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Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Unknown: Anna Keene.

Unknown: Richard Avery

Unknown: David Holt

Unknown: Dave Townsend.

Unknown: Philip Humphries

Unknown: Tim Hill

Unknown: Kathryn Locke

Dramatised By: Sally Hedges

Director: Nigel Bryant

Michael Henchard: David Calder

Lucetta: Sandra Berkin

Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng

Jopp: Jonathan Wyatt

Fall: Peter Tuddenham

Stubberd: Martin Hyder

Furmity-selkr: Mary Wimbush

Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray

Tubber: Graham Colclough

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Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character brings about his own downfall. 3: The Conjuror and the Choir

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Unknown: Thomas Hardy

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The Skimmity-Ride. Events reach their dramatic denouement in the final episode of Thomas Hardy 's epic novel.

With Anna Keene , Graham Colclough. Gillian Goodman , Susan Jeffrey , Mary Wimbush , Richard Avery and Gerry Hinks

Music arranged and played by the Mellstock Band Dramatised by Sally Hedges

Director Nigel Bryant

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Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Unknown: Anna Keene

Unknown: Graham Colclough.

Unknown: Gillian Goodman

Unknown: Susan Jeffrey

Unknown: Mary Wimbush

Unknown: Richard Avery

Unknown: Gerry Hinks

Dramatised By: Sally Hedges

Director: Nigel Bryant

Michael Henchard: David Calder

Elizabeth-Jane: Andrea Wray

Lucetta: Sandra Berkin

Donald Farfrae: Jason Flemyng

Abel Whittle: David Holt

Newson: John Nettles

Jopp: Jonathan Wyatt

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The final episode of Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story.

The Shmmity-Ride. "Don't let my sins, when you know them all, cause thee to forget that, though I loved thee late, I loved thee well...."

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01*2008051820080524

Michael Henchard spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child.

But no matter how hard he tries to conceal it, his past refuses to be buried.

  • abel whittle....Burn Gorman
  • christopher coney....david fielder
  • directed by - Nadia Molinari
  • donald farfrae....Paul Higgins
  • elizabeth-jane....ruth wilson
  • furmity woman....Maggie Steed
  • jopp....Conrad Nelson
  • lucetta....Emma Fielding
  • martha....vashti maclachlan
  • michael henchard....john lynch
  • mother cuxsom....sue ryding
  • newson....Jonathan Keeble
  • phoebe....lorna lewis
  • solomon longways....Russell Dixon
  • susan henchard....Olwen May

  • 02*2008052520080531

    Michael Henchard tries to hold his life together, despite painful revelations and the unexpected arrival of someone from his past.

    03 LAST*2008060120080607

    Michael Henchard sets about rebuilding his life, but the appearance of a stranger in Casterbridge threatens to unravel everything.