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The Mayor Of Casterbridge

Season 1
A lavish period drama based on Thomas Hardy's classic tale of a man who sells his wife and child at a market and begins a new life of wealth and respect as the Mayor of Casterbridge. However, his past returns to haunt him when he is reunited with his family, with unexpected consequences.
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  1. S1 E1 - Part 1
    December 28, 2003
    1 h 37 min
    Michael Henchard, a drunken farm worker, auctions off his wife Susan and baby daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, at a country fair for five guineas to a sailor named Newson. When sober, Henchard swears not to touch alcohol for 21 years and channels his energies into hard work. His dedication pays off and as the years pass, he becomes wealthy, respected and eventually, the Mayor of Casterbridge.
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  2. S1 E2 - Part 2
    December 29, 2003
    1 h 37 min
    Michael’s reckless decision from long ago changes the path of his destiny forever. He finds himself consumed with anger and jealousy brought on by a series of misfortunes. Will he be able to keep his wife, his daughter, fortune and the mayorship?
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Audio languages
English [CC]
David Thacker
Sally HeadGeorgina Lowe
Ciaran HindsJodhi MayPolly Walker
Acorn TV
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