Wives And Daughters [dramatised By Theresa Heskins]

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It'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.

0220101130

Molly 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.

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Molly 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.

0420101202

As 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.

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Molly 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.

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The 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.

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Roger 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.

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Episode 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.

0920101209

Molly 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.

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Will 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.