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Our Mutual Friend: Episode 3 (S1EP3 BBC Two 23 Mar 1998, Timothy Spall)



Episode 3: Mr Boffin becomes a miser. Bella Wilfer marries John Rokesmith. Eugene Wrayburn tracks down Lizzie Hexam, then Bradley Headstone attacks Eugene and leaves him for dead.

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: Rachel Power (Pleasant Riderhood), David Morrissey (Bradley Headstone), Katy Murphy (Jenny Wren), Cyril Shaps (Mr Riab), Martin Hancock (Sloppy), Linda Bassett, Eddie Webber, Alan Talbot, Edna Doré, Bertie Shelley, Philip Shelley, Brigid Erin Bates, Willie Ross, Richard Stirling, Vanessa Hadaway, Peter Wight.

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

Airdate: 23 Mar 1998 on BBC Two

Series: Our Mutual Friend Season 1 Episode 3

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.