The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • 1978
  • TV Show
  • None

Thomas Hardy's novel inspired this moody seven-part drama about a self-made man's rise and fall. A British import shown on `Masterpiece Theatre' and filmed in Dorset, England, the production meticulously re-creates period details of the 1830s and '40s, and tellingly evokes themes of retribution and guilt.

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01:02 — Now the mayor of Casterbridge, Henchard remarries Susan for honor's sake. Meanwhile, Donald Farfrae, the young Scotsman Henchard has hired to manage h (more…)
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01:25 — "For my part, I don't see why men who have got wives shouldn't get rid of 'em as these gypsy fellows do with their horses." These words come to haunt (more…)
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01:19 — Elizabeth-Jane and Farfrae rekindle their romance, much to the dismay of Henchard, who decides he must leave Casterbridge. Elizabeth-Jane discovers He (more…)
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01:13 — After claiming Elizabeth-Jane as his own, Henchard makes a shocking discovery that causes him to turn against her. Lucetta Templeman, a lady with past (more…)

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  • Premiered: September 3, 1978
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Thomas Hardy's novel inspired this moody seven-part drama about a self-made man's rise and fall. A British import shown on `Masterpiece Theatre' and filmed in Dorset, England, the production meticulously re-creates period details of the 1830s and '40s, and… (more)

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