Wives and Daughters

2000, TV Show

A four-part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's 1864 coming-of-age novel about the life and loves of a strong-minded woman in an 1820s English town. Although the book was unfinished at the time of the author's death, the final scenes were added by screenwriter Andrew Davies, who, with producer Sue Birtwistle, was also responsible for the acclaimed 1996 TV-version of Jane Austen's `Pride and Prejudice.' The miniseries later aired on `Masterpiece Theatre' in April 2001.

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Molly, the forthright daughter of the local doctor, is the focus of this coming of age romance. At the hands of her stepmother and stepsister, Molly is introduced to the worlds of love and betrayal, social expectations and family secrets.

Subscription | Amazon Prime Aired: 9/3/2000

Molly, the forthright daughter of the local doctor, is the focus of this coming of age romance. At the hands of her stepmother and stepsister, Molly is introduced to the worlds of love and betrayal, social expectations and family secrets.

Subscription | Hulu Plus Aired: 12/19/1999

Season 1, Episode 4
Roger returns from Africa after Osbourne's death to find his sister-in-law and his nephew living at their home as well. Cynthia has accepted the marriage offer of Mr. Henderson, a lawyer from London, while Roger seems to have his heart set on another.

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Subscription | Hulu Plus Aired: 12/12/1999

Season 1, Episode 3
It is revealed that Cynthia is also secretly engaged to Mr. Preston ever since she was 15 years old. When she tries to break off that engagement, Preston is reluctant to let her go or give her back her letters.

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Premiered: August 12, 2000, on BBC America
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A four-part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's 1864 coming-of-age novel about the life and loves of a strong-minded woman in an 1820s English town. Although the book was unfinished at the time of the author's death, the final scenes were added by screenwriter Andrew Davies, who, with producer Sue Birtwistle, was also responsible for the acclaimed 1996 TV-version of Jane Austen's `Pride and Prejudice.' The miniseries later aired on `Masterpiece Theatre' in April 2001.

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