A four-part dramatization of Gustave Flaubert's 19th-century classic about an unhappy housewife with an idealistic view of romance. In the opener, Emma (Francesca Annis) is attracted to a doctor (Tom Conti) who comes to the house to treat her father's broken leg. Later, Dr. Bovary's wife dies, and they get married. Rouault: Richard Beale. Heloise: Ysanne Churchman.
Conclusion. Emma (Francesca Annis) continues to send her husband into debt, and the creditors begin to threaten her. Leon Dupuis: Brian Stirner. Charles: Tom Conti. Lheureux: John Cater. Felicite: Gabrielle Lloyd.
Part 2. Emma (Francesca Annis) becomes discontented with her marriage and meets Leon Dupuis (Brian Stirner), a lawyer's clerk and fellow romantic, who is attracted to her. Later, when he leaves town, another man begins to discreetly court her. Rodolphe: Denis Lill.
In Part 3, Emma's desire for Rodolphe (Denis Lill) increases as her feelings toward her husband dwindle. Later, her attempt to elope with Rodolphe fails and she becomes sick. Emma: Francesca Annis. Charles: Tom Conti. Homais: Ray Smith. Hippolyte: John Tordoff.