Wives And Daughters

This dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel (1865) begins with Molly Gibson facing up to life away from her beloved Papa.

Episodes

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01Calf Love1983082120050605 (BBC7)
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This dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel begins with Molly Gibson facing up to life away from her beloved Papa.

This dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel begins with Molly Gibson facing up to life away from her beloved Papa.

The last novel from the author of Cranford finds Molly spending time away from Papa.

The last novel from the author of Cranford finds Molly faced with spending time away from Papa.

Starring Tom Wilkinson.

0220040701 BT=0100 (BBC7)In the second part of Elizabeth Gaskell's 19th century classic, the prospect of a stepmother looms large on Molly's horizon.
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The prospect of a stepmother looms large on Molly's horizon.

Starring Tom Wilkinson.

Starring Tom Wilkinson and Kathryn Hurlbutt.

In this part of Elizabeth Gaskell's 19th century classic, the prospect of a stepmother looms large on Molly's horizon. Episode 2 of 9.

In the second of Elizabeth Gaskell's 19th century classic, the prospect of a stepmother looms large on Molly's horizon.

03The New Mama1983090420040701 (BBC7)
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Molly has to come to terms with her father's betrothed.

With Angela Pleasance.

In this novel from the author of Cranford, Molly has to come to terms with her father's betrothed.

Molly tries to come to terms with her new stepmother.

In this part of Elizabeth Gaskell's 19th century classic, Molly tries to come to terms with her new stepmother. Episode 3 of 9.

Adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's 1865 novel. Molly tries to come to terms with her new stepmother.

04Mr Osborne Hamley's Secret1983091120040702 (BBC7)
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Molly overhears some shocking information regarding the Squire's son.

From the author of Cranford.

Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt.

Molly accidentally discovers Osbourne's shocking secret.

Adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's 1865 novel. Molly accidentally discovers Osborne's shocking secret. Episode 4 of 9.

04Mr Osbourne Hamley's Secret20040702 (BBC7)
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Adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's 1865 novel. Molly accidentally discovers Osbourne's shocking secret.
05The Charity Ball1983091820040705 (BBC7)
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It is the Hollingford Easter Ball, and Molly becomes concerned for the well-being of Cynthia.

At the Easter dance, Molly is concerned when Cynthia is pursued by Mr Preston.

With Kathryn Hurlbutt and Anne-Louise Lambert.

Molly becomes concerned for the well-being of Cynthia. Episode 5 of 9.

It is the Hollingford Easter Ball, and Molly becomes concerned for the well-being of Cynthia.

06The Mother's Manoeuvre1983092520040706 (BBC7)
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Cynthia receives a proposition and Mrs Gibson proves herself to be extremely hypocritical.

Osborne's complicated past leads to difficulties and Cynthia receives a proposal.

Starring Tom Wilkinson and Kathryn Hurlbutt.

Cynthia receives a proposition and Mrs Gibson proves herself to be extremely hypocritical. Episode 6 of 9.

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Cynthia tells Molly everything about Mr Preston.

Cynthia reveals all about her relationship with Mr Preston.

Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt.

Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt and Anne-Louise Lambert.

Cynthia tells Molly everything about Mr Preston in this episode of Elizabeth Gaskell's story. Episode 7 of 9.

08Scandal And Its Victim1983100920040708 (BBC7)
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Lady Harriet comes to Molly's help and Cynthia must face her past.

Lady Harriet comes to Molly's help and Cynthia must face her past in this episode of Elizabeth Gaskell's story.

Lady Harriet tries to redeem Molly's reputation and Cynthia has to face up to her past.

With Tom Wilkinson and Angela Pleasence.

Lady Harriet comes to Molly's help and Cynthia must face her past in this episode of Elizabeth Gaskell's story. Episode 8 of 9.

09Reviving Hopes And Brightening Prospects1983101620050731 (BBC7)Squire Hamley mourns his son and Cynthia receives a marriage proposal. Episode 9 of 9.
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Squire Hamley mourns his son and Cynthia receives a marriage proposal.

What will become of Osborne's wife and child? And is a proposal on its way to Cynthia?

What will become of Osborne's wife and child? And is a marriage proposal on its way to Cynthia? Starring Kathryn Hurlbutt.