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Our Mutual Friend: Episode 2 (S1EP2 BBC Two 16 Mar 1998, Steven Mackintosh)

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Episode 2: Lizzie finds herself being pursued by two suitors who become bitter rivals. Meanwhile, she finds a home.

Regular Cast: Keeley Hawes (Lizzie Hexam), Anna Friel (Bella Wilfer), Paul McGann (Eugene Wrayburn), Dominic Mafham (Mortimer Lightwood), David Bradley (Rogue Riderhood), Pam Ferris (Mrs Boffin), Peter Vaughan (Mr Boffin), Steven Mackintosh (John Rokesmith), Michael Culkin (Mr Veneering), Rose English (Mrs Veneering), Sarah Crowden (First Guest), Cate Fowler (Second Guest), Doon Mackichan (Sophronia Lammle), John Dallimore (Third Guest), Timothy Spall (Mr Venus), Anthony Calf (Alfred Lammle), Peter Howell (Fourth Guest), Kenneth Cranham (Silas Wegg), Margaret Tyzack (Lady Tippins), Ray Gardner (Fifth Guest)

Guest Cast: David Morrissey (Bradley Headstone), Katy Murphy (Jenny Wren), Paul Bailey (Charley Hexam), Martin Hancock (Sloppy), Robert Lang (Mr Tremlow), Roger Frost (Police Inspector), Rachel Power (Pleasant Riderhood), Cyril Shaps (Mr Riab), Edna Doré, Richard Hanson, David Schofield, Georgina Lamb, Jade Davidson, Victoria Harding, Bertie Shelley, Peter Wight, Heather Tobias, Catriona Yuill, Phil Lonergan

Writer: Sandy Welch / Novel: Charles Dickens / Director: Julian Farino

Airdate: 16 Mar 1998 on BBC Two

Series: Our Mutual Friend Season 1 Episode 2

Show Info: Period drama serial. In Victorian times, Lizzie Hexam (whose father is suspected of murder after dragging a body out of the River Thames, where he works as a Longshoreman,) has two men competing for her affections – a situation which leads to tradegy. Meanwhile Bella Wilfer is also trying to make her way in the world.