Bleak House: Season 1 (2005)
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Bleak House: Season 1 (2005)

TV-PG 8 Episodes
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TV-PG
  51 minutes
Esther Summerson is brought to the High Court of Chancery, where she is with Richard Carstone and Ada Clare. Both are caught up in suit of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, which brings despair to all it touches. The life of another Jarndyce suitor, Lady Dedlock, is turned upside-down when Tulkinghorn discovers a secret in her past. Esther, Richard and Ada are sent to live at Bleak House. When Tulkinghorn visits Nemo, he receives a very nasty surprise.
 
TV-PG
  52 minutes
Despite the discovery of Nemo's body, Tulkinghorn remains undeterred from his inquiry into Lady Dedlock's past. As he edges closer to the truth, Lady Dedlock puts her reputation at risk when she pays an undercover visit to Nemo's former haunts. Richard and Ada plan their engagement, but receive an unexpected setback. Esther meets a doctor named Allan Woodcourt, not realizing that John Jarndyce is becoming attracted to her himself. Woodcourt has news that comes as a terrible blow to Esther.
 
TV-PG
  51 minutes
A chance encounter in the country raises questions for Esther and Lady Dedlock. Richard's inability to settle causes a rift with John Jarndyce, much to Ada's dismay. Tulkinghorn finally unearths the identity of the mysterious Nemo. Nemo's old friend, Sergeant George, has the evidence he needs to prove it and Tulkinghorn will stop at nothing to force George to hand it over. But George has more problems when Gridley turns up on his doorstep, on the run from the law and infected with the fever.
 
TV-PG
  52 minutes
Esther falls sick with smallpox; she recovers but is left badly scarred. George has to make an impossible decision when Tulkinghorn instructs the evil moneylender Smallweed to turn up the heat on his debts. Legal clerk Guppy, still besotted with Esther, makes a discovery about his beloved which shocks Lady Dedlock to the core. Guppy's quest for more information takes him to Krook's shop, with explosive results. And Jarndyce is beside himself when tragedy strikes Bleak House.
 
TV-PG
  51 minutes
Richard's obsession with the Jarndyce case has grown to worrying proportions. John Jarndyce agonizes over whether to keep his feelings for Esther concealed. Meanwhile, Lady Dedlock tells Esther something that will change her life forever. Guppy puts himself at risk when he gets in the way of Tulkinghorn's enquiries. And Tulkinghorn at last has cast-iron proof of Lady Dedlock's guilt, and issues her with a terrible ultimatum.
 
TV-PG
  51 minutes
George's anger knows no bounds when Tulkinghorn breaks his promise and leaves him in financial ruin. A marriage proposal surprises Esther, but is it from the right man? Meanwhile, Tulkinghorn thinks Lady Dedlock is in his power, but secretly she defies him, with disastrous consequences.
 
TV-PG
  51 minutes
Esther's feelings for Woodcourt grow stronger, despite her best intentions. Richard and Ada's news causes great concern for Esther and Jarndyce. As Inspector Bucket investigates Tulkinghorn's murder; there is no shortage of suspects. An early arrest appears to wrap the case up quickly, but a spate of poison-pen letters suggests that all is not as it seems. As evidence mounts against Lady Dedlock, Bucket sets a trap for the killer, with astonishing results.
 
TV-PG
  52 minutes
The moneylender has evidence of Lady Dedlock's past and intends to use it against her. Lady Dedlock makes a terrible decision. Esther and Bucket try to reach her before it is late. Richard's obsession with Chancery leaves him ill. Woodcourt proposes marriage to Esther, but she is torn between him and her commitment to Jarndyce. Then the impossible happens, a result in Chancery, but it is one that will astound everyone.
At its heart is the story of Lady Dedlock, who nurses a dark secret, and lawyer Tulkinghorn, who seeks to uncover it. John Jarndyce, struggling with his past, and his two young wards Richard and Ada, are caught up in the case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, whi… View More
Genres Drama
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Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Gillian Anderson View More
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Movie Summary

At its heart is the story of Lady Dedlock, who nurses a dark secret, and lawyer Tulkinghorn, who seeks to uncover it. John Jarndyce, struggling with his past, and his two young wards Richard and Ada, are caught up in the case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, which will make one of them rich if it is brought to a conclusion. As Tulkinghorn digs into Lady Dedlock's past, he unearths a secret that will change their lives forever, which is as astounding as the outcome of the Jarndyce case.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama
Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan, Gillian Anderson, Tom Georgeson, Charles Dance, Patrick Kennedy, Timothy West, Burn Gorman, Nathaniel Parker
Studio Name BBC Worldwide Americas
Release Date 2005
VUDU Release Date 12/03/2012
Rating TV-PG About Ratings
Episodes 8 episodes
Language English

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