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Bleak House: Episode 2 (S1EP2 BBC2 17 Apr 1985, Bernard Hepton)

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Episode 2: Esther is entrusted with the running of Bleak House.

Regular Cast: Suzanne Burden (Esther Summerson), Jonathan Moore (William Guppy), Denholm Elliott (John Jarndyce)

Guest Cast: Chris Pitt (Jo), Gerald Flood (Harold Skimpole), Sam Kelly (Snagsby), Bernard Hepton (Krook), Peter Vaughan (Tulkinghorn), Brian Deacon (Allan Woodcourt), Philip Franks (Richard Carstone), Lucy Hornak (Ada Clare), T. P. McKenna (Harold Skimpole), Diana Rigg (Lady Dedlock), Pamela Merrick (Hortense), Robin Bailey (Sir Leicester Dedlock), Robert Urquhart (Laurence Boythorn), Heather Tobias (Jenny), Graham Crowden (Lord Chancellor), Frank Windsor (Gridley), Sylvia Coleridge (Miss Flite), Donald Sumpter, Christopher Whitehouse, Bill Wallis, Cathy Murphy, Rosemary McHale, Keith James, Paul Ward, James Dean, John Oliver, Gavin Masters, Jack Carr, Peter Hugo Daly, Arthur Hewlett

Writer: Arthur Hopcraft / Director: Ross Devenish

Airdate: 17 Apr 1985 on BBC2

Series: Bleak House Season 1 Episode 2

Show Info: 8 part period drama serial based on the Charles Dickens novel. A young orphan girl, Esther Summerson, becomes inextricably tied up with a chancery case brought about by Richard Carstone.