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0120101129It's an exciting day for Molly as she prepares for her first visit to the Hollingford gala
Episode One
It's an exciting day for young Molly Gibson as she prepares for her first visit to the Hollingford gala.
But her experience there gives her widowed father Dr Gibson a new idea.
Elizabeth' Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Hyacinth Kirkpatrick.
Julia Hills
Lady Cumnor.
Claire Neilson
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mrs Goodenough.
Kate Layden
Coxe.
Henry Devas
Wynne.
Iain Batchelor
Bethia/Miss Rose.
Toni Midlane
Squire Hamley.
Paul Greenwood
Mrs Hamley.
Jilly Bond
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
0220101130Molly has to prepare herself for an unexpected trip.
Episode Two
Dr Gibson realises his daughter has become a young woman, and has to prescribe strong medicine for one of his apprentices.
Meanwhile Molly has to prepare herself for an unexpected trip.
Elizabeth' Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Hyacinth Kirkpatrick.
Julia Hills
Lady Cumnor.
Claire Neilson
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mrs Goodenough.
Kate Layden
Coxe.
Henry Devas
Wynne.
Iain Batchelor
Bethia/Miss Rose.
Toni Midlane
Squire Hamley.
Paul Greenwood
Mrs Hamley.
Jilly Bond
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
0320101201Molly hears all about the Hamley Brothers while befriending the ailing Mrs Hamley.
Episode Three
Molly hears all about the Hamley Brothers while becoming a good friend to the ailing Mrs Hamley.
She is reunited with her father when he arrives bearing some intriguing news.
Elizabeth' Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Hyacinth Kirkpatrick.
Julia Hills
Lady Cumnor.
Claire Neilson
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mrs Goodenough.
Kate Layden
Coxe.
Henry Devas
Wynne.
Iain Batchelor
Bethia/Miss Rose.
Toni Midlane
Squire Hamley.
Paul Greenwood
Mrs Hamley.
Jilly Bond
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
0420101202As Molly comes to terms with her father's news, we hear how he came to his decision.
Episode Four
As Molly comes to terms with her father's news, we hear how he came to his momentous decision.
Still at Hamley Hall, Molly begins to see Roger in a more sympathetic light.
Elizabeth' Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Hyacinth Kirkpatrick.
Julia Hills
Lady Cumnor.
Claire Neilson
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mrs Goodenough.
Kate Layden
Coxe.
Henry Devas
Wynne.
Iain Batchelor
Bethia/Miss Rose.
Toni Midlane
Squire Hamley.
Paul Greenwood
Mrs Hamley.
Jilly Bond
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
0520101203Molly is burdened with an important secret by the Hamley brothers.
Episode Five
Molly has to come to terms with many changes in her life.
The changes to the house are not all to her taste, and she is called to Mrs Hamley's bedside.
Finally she is burdened with an important secret by the Hamley brothers.
Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Hyacinth Kirkpatrick.
Julia Hills
Lady Cumnor.
Claire Neilson
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mrs Goodenough.
Kate Layden
Coxe.
Henry Devas
Wynne.
Iain Batchelor
Bethia/Miss Rose.
Toni Midlane
Squire Hamley.
Paul Greenwood
Mrs Hamley.
Jilly Bond
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
0620101206The day of the Easter Charity Ball, and Cynthia receives a gift from a mysterious admirer.
Episode Six
It's the day of the Easter Charity Ball and Cynthia receives a gift from a mysterious admirer.
Hyacinth see the dance as an opportunity to introduce her daughter to a number of possible suitors.
Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Hyacinth.
Julia Hills
Lady Harriett.
Cathy Sara
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mr Preston.
Timothy Watson
Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
0720101207Roger Hamley makes two important decisions, and Molly is obliged to keep yet more secrets.
Epsiode Seven
Meanwhile, Hyacinth incurs the wrath of her husband with a breach of professional etiquette.
Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Hyacinth.
Julia Hills
Lady Harriett.
Cathy Sara
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mr Preston.
Timothy Watson
Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
0820101208Episode Eight
With Roger away in Africa, Hyacinth and Cynthia take a trip to London for a few days.
Molly relishes the time alone with her father, but the town gossips are whispering about the mysterious Mr Preston and an unidentified young lady.
Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Hyacinth.
Julia Hills
Lady Harriett.
Cathy Sara
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mr Preston.
Timothy Watson
Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
Tongues are beginning to wag about Mr Preston and an unidentified young lady.
0920101209Molly discovers some shocking news when she finds Cynthia talking to someone in the woods.
Burdened with yet another secret, she undertakes to help her step-sister with her problem, but she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Hyacinth.
Julia Hills
Lady Harriett.
Cathy Sara
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mr Preston.
Timothy Watson
Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.
10 LAST20101210Will Molly's good name be restored?
Episode Six
It's the day of the Easter Charity Ball and Cynthia receives a gift from a mysterious admirer.
Hyacinth see the dance as an opportunity to introduce her daughter to a number of possible suitors.
Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Lily Gaskell.
Deborah Mcandrew
Molly Gibson.
Emerald O'Hanrahan
Dr Gibson.
Jamie Newall
Roger Hamley.
Gunnar Cauthery
Cynthia.
Maya Barcot
Hyacinth.
Julia Hills
Lady Harriett.
Cathy Sara
Dorothy Browning.
Marian Kemmer
Phoebe Browning.
Susan Jeffrey
Mr Preston.
Timothy Watson
Produced and Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
Notes
Wives and Daughters was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine.
It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in Society.
Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story.
Theresa Heskins previously adapted Lady Audley's Secret for the Woman's Hour serial, and has adapted Bleak House and Great Expectations for the New Vic Theatre, North Staffordshire, where she is Artistic Director.

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