Hard Times

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A documentary series that follows a year in the life of a prison inmate.

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Episode 4 Season 1, Episode 4 Jan 15, 1977 Subscription

Louisa has an emotional breakdown. The town's search for Stephen Blackpool ends in tragedy. The circus returns to Coketown, and the truth can emerges. Gradgrind finds a hard-won wisdom.

Episode 3 Season 1, Episode 3 Jan 8, 1977 Subscription

Bounderby's fact-bound world crashes down when his bank is robbed. Stephen Blackpool is suspected, but Louisa believes the thief is closer to her heart. Harthouse makes advances toward Louisa.

Episode 2 Season 1, Episode 2 Jan 1, 1977 Subscription

Louisa Gradgrind reluctantly accepts Bounderby's marriage proposal. Capt. James Harthouse, a glib Parliamentarian offers her relief from her sad household. Stephen Blackpool is unfairly fired and resolves to move.

Episode 1 Season 1, Episode 1 Oct 25, 1977 Subscription

Thomas Gradgrind of Coketown raises his children facts above sentiment. Josiah Bounderby shares the philosophy and applies it to his businesses. A circus shows the Gradgrind children a world of imagination.

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Hard Times
Based on Charles Dickens' novel, "Hard Times" contrasts materialism with the magic of life. Men believe in facts and have no time for imagination and (more…)