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Bleak House: Episode 4 (S1EP4 BBC2 1 May 1985, Charlie Drake)

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Episode 4: Lady Dedlock persuades Jo, a young crossing sweeper, to show her the haunts of the late Captain Hawdon. Richard’s intended engagement to Ada perturbs Jarndyce, who considers it hasty, and they argue.

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

Guest Cast: Kathy Burke (Guster), Chris Pitt (Jo), Philip Franks (Richard Carstone), Diana Rigg (Lady Dedlock), Lucy Hornak (Ada Clare), Bernard Hepton (Krook), Charlie Drake (Smallweed), Eileen Davies (Judy Smallweed), Sam Kelly (Snagsby), Peter Vaughan (Tulkinghorn), Pamela Merrick (Hortense), Graham Crowden (Lord Chancellor), Sylvia Coleridge (Miss Flite), Frank Windsor (Gridley), Rebecca Sebborn, Dave King, Harry Jones, Hilary Crane, Malcolm Terris, Stella Tanner, Antony Ingram, James Snell.

Writer: Arthur Hopcraft / Director: Ross Devenish

Airdate: 1 May 1985 on BBC2

Series: Bleak House Season 1 Episode 4

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.