The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

  • 1996
  • TV Show
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A bawdy four-part adaptation of Daniel Defoe's 1722 novel from Britain's Granada TV, in which the `wickedest woman in the world' is brought vividly to life as an unapologetic seductress who's determined to become a gentlewoman.

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Episode 4 Season 1, Episode 4 Oct 13, 1996 Subscription

Fully embracing a life of crime, Moll and her new partner Lucy Driver are eventually tracked down and locked up in Newgate Prison. Facing execution in the place of her birth, it seems like the road has come to a bitter end for Moll - until hope emerges from an unlikely old friend.

Episode 2 Season 1, Episode 2 Oct 13, 1996 Subscription

Thrice-married Moll Flanders heads for Chatham, after her third husband leaves her, where she marries young sea captain Lemuel Golightly and sets sail for Virginia to meet his mother (Diana Rigg, "Game of Thrones").

Episode 1 Season 1, Episode 1 Oct 13, 1996 Subscription

After running away from her adoptive family, young Moll Flanders is taken in by the Mayor of Colchester and raised alongside his two sons - but her relationship with the eldest is decidedly more than fraternal.

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  • Premise: A bawdy four-part adaptation of Daniel Defoe's 1722 novel from Britain's Granada TV, in which the `wickedest woman in the world' is brought vividly to life as an unapologetic seductress who's determined to become a gentlewoman. (more)

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