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Bleak House: Episode 6 (S1EP6 BBC2 15 May 1985, Robin Bailey)

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Episode 6: Esther becomes ill with smallpox, while Smallweed inherits Krook’s property.

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

Guest Cast: Robin Bailey (Sir Leicester Dedlock), Samantha Holland (Charley Neckett), Lucy Hornak (Ada Clare), Philip Franks (Richard Carstone), Robert Urquhart (Laurence Boythorn), Diana Rigg (Lady Dedlock), Peter Vaughan (Tulkinghorn), Pamela Merrick (Hortense), Sam Kelly (Snagsby), Chris Pitt (Jo), Heather Tobias (Jenny), Brian Deacon (Allan Woodcourt), Sylvia Coleridge (Miss Flite), Pat Coombs, Harry Jones, Dave King, Felicity Finch, George Sewell

Writer: Arthur Hopcraft / Director: Ross Devenish

Airdate: 15 May 1985 on BBC2

Series: Bleak House Season 1 Episode 6

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.