Bleak House

BBC (ended 2005)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • Episode 15
      Episode 15
      Episode 15
      After months have gone past Richard is still extremely ill, but hasn't given up on his court case. Ada is carrying his child but is afraid Richard might not live long enough to see it being born.
    • Episode 14
      Episode 14
      Episode 14
      Woodcourt tells Esther of Richards failing health and Mrs Rouncewell is overjoyed when she learns that George is no longer a suspect in the murder investigation. But Lady Dedlock is horrified when Smallweed reveals he knows of her secret past.
    • Episode 13
      Episode 13
      Episode 13
      In the investigation towards Tulkinghorns murder things start to roll when the writer of the mysterious letter is found. Richard and Ada have some news that shocks Esther and Jarndyce.
    • Episode 12
      Episode 12
      Episode 12
      Even though her promise to Jarndyce Esther starts feeling more and more for Woordcourt. The murder of Tulkinghorn is investigated by inspector Bucket and because of the victims popularity he has enough people to check out.
    • Episode 11
      Episode 11
      Episode 11
      Richard is in problems that might beyond the help of Ada and Esther. Esther past is brought up again because of a meeting with Woodcourt. Woodcourt himself is trying to help a very sick crossing sweeper, but even though he tries hard nothing is sure. Lady Dedlock keeps standing up to Tulkinghorn, but when this gets out is causes large problems.moreless
    • Episode 10
      Episode 10
      Episode 10
      Even though Tulkinghorn has damaging information on Lady Dedlock, she continues to defy him, much to his displeasure. Esther visits Guppy to have him promise to stop investigating her past. After being invited to visit Chesney Wold, Esther breaks down and reveals to Jarndyce her relationship to Lady Dedlock. Jarndyce comforts her and comes clean about his feelings for her. Despite his promises, Tulkinghorn calls in Sergeant George's debt leaving him in financial ruin.moreless
    • Episode 9
      Episode 9
      Episode 9
      Lady Dedlock tells Esther shocking news about their relationship. The Jarndyce case is slowly getting to Richard, causing him to become unstable. In his continuing quest for information on Lady Dedlock and Nemo, Guppy ventures into danger.
    • Episode 8
      Episode 8
      Esther sees that a relationship with Woodcourt is not going happen and she tells this to Jarndyce. Guppy is still trying to get Nemo's letters and makes a mistake while doing so. Meanwhile, Tulkinghorn is also looking for the secret Lady Dedlock is keeping.
    • Episode 7
      Episode 7
      Sergeant George is pressured into making a hard choice. Trying to find out more about Esther, Guppy ends up in Krook's store again. Bleak House is hit by disaster causing desperation for Jarndyce.
    • Episode 6
      Episode 6
      George's future is looking worse when the debt collector Smallweed, sent by Tulkinghorn, puts more pressure on him to reveal information about Nemo. Guppy discovers more information about Esther and shares this with Lady Dedlock.
    • Episode 5
      Episode 5
      Cousins Richard and Ada re-state their intention to marry, but when Ricks obsession with court proceedings continues, Jarndyce warns: "for the love of god dont found your hope on that wretched case-better to beg, better to borrow, better to die".
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      During a trip to Leicestershire Jarndyce is disappointed to hear Esther has feelings for someone else, while the orphan meets a strangely familiar face at the local church. Richard begins work at Kenge and Carboys with Guppy, who is given interesting information at Snagby's law-writing shop. Crossing sweeper Jo is suprised to see Lady Dedlock in her true guise.moreless
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      After failing in his medical studies, Richard decides to work in the Law and Skimpole revels in the news of his enemys death. Jarndyce tries to hide his feelings for Esther as they visit Mr Neckett's young family. Meanwhile, Lady Deadlock secretly copes with her own loss, as she grieves for former love Nemo and investigates his past, despite telling Tulkinghorn to stop his snooping.moreless
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Despite his grim discovery, Tulkinghorn remains undeterred from his ruthless inquiry into Lady Dedlock's past. A young crossing sweeper, Jo, may hold a key to the mystery. Krook discovers evidence in Nemo's room which could provide a crucial clue. Richard and Ada plan their engagement, but receive an unexpected setback. And as Richard begins a career in medicine, Esther meets an attractive young doctor called Allan Woodcourt.moreless
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Young orphan Esther Summerson prepares to meet some unfamiliar faces, including her new guardian John Jarndyce and his wards, Richard and Ada. However, an encounter with opium-addled lodger Nemo leaves her with a troubling sense of déjà vu.