Madame Bovary (BBC Drama, Frances O’Connor)

In BBC drama Madame Bovary, written by Heidi Thomas and based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert, we are in 19th century France where innocent Emma Rouault (Frances O’Connor) marries Dr Charles Bovary (Hugh Bonneville), she is soon bored and finds her head being turned by the handsome Rodolphe (Greg Wise).

Cast: Frances O’Connor (Emma Bovary), Hugh Bonneville (Charles Bovary), Eileen Atkins (Marie Louise), Greg Wise (Rodolphe), Keith Barron (L’Heureux), Hugh Dancy (Leon), Trevor Peacock (Roualt), David Troughton (Homais), Joe McGann (Paul), Barbara Jefford (Marquise), Jessica Oyelowo (Felicite), Joe Roberts (Justin), Mary Macleod (Madame Lefrancois), Claire Hackett (Madame Homais), Philip Manikum [as Phillip Manikum] (Lestiboudois), Willie Ross (Hurdy Gurdy Man), Jenny Howe (Sister Evangeline), Marian Diamond (Sister Marie Paul), Adam Cooper (Vicomte), Stanley Lebor (Binet), Desmond Barrit (Guillaumin), Thomas Wheatley (Doctor Canivet), Roy Macready (Vincart)

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Writer: Heidi Thomas / Novel:  Gustave Flaubert / Music: John Lunn / Design: John Paul Kelly / Camera: Chris Jaeger / Producers: Tony Redston, Bernard Krichefski / Director: Tim Fywell

UK / BBC Two – WGBH Boston – BBC Worldwide / 2×80 minutes / Monday 10 April – Tuesday 11 April 2000

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