Bleak House: Episode 5 (S1EP5 BBC2 8 May 1985, Peter Vaughan)



Episode 5: Smallweed presses George for documents in Captain Hawdon’s handwriting, while Jo is questioned about the ‘Lady’ Tulkinghorn showed around London.

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

Guest Cast: Peter Vaughan (Tulkinghorn), Bernard Hepton (Krook), Gerald Flood (Harold Skimpole), Charlie Drake (Smallweed), Eileen Davies (Judy Smallweed), Diana Rigg (Lady Dedlock), Samantha Holland (Charley Neckett), Heather Tobias (Jenny), Chris Pitt (Jo), T. P. McKenna (Harold Skimpole), Lucy Hornak (Ada Clare), Robin Bailey (Sir Leicester Dedlock), Ian Hogg, Jon Cartwright, Lollie May, Dave King, Wanda Toubas, Katharine Page, Felicity Finch, Paul Venables, George Sewell, Gabrielle Daye

Writer: Arthur Hopcraft / Director: Ross Devenish

Airdate: 8 May 1985 on BBC2

Series: Bleak House Season 1 Episode 5

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.

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