The Way We Live Now is a television mini-series featured on the BBC network. The show is an adaptation of the book originally written by Anthony Trollope in 1875. The show centers around Augustus Melmotte (David Suchet), a financier who has recently decided to move to London for work. Shortly after moving to London with his family, Augustus reveals that he will be opening a new business, however, he does not reveal many details about the business itself. He urges the local aristocrats and businessmen to join him in his venture, ensuring that this newfound business will bring great wealth to those who choose to invest in it. The Way We Live Now portrays life during the 1870's in a satirical manner, illustrating a dishonest era during which many financial scandals transpired. The show stars Shirley Henderson, who plays Marie, Augustus' obstinate daughter, and Cheryl Campbell, Matthew Macfayden, and Paloma Baeza, who make up the aristocratic Cadbury family.