Our Mutual Friend
Originaltitel: Our Mutual Friend
Längd per avsnitt: 90 min min
Dickens was the master of Victorian social satire, ruthlessly exposing the cruelty and absurdity that supported the strictly hierarchical class-structure of the day. This superb production of Our Mutual Friend does full justice to his darkest, most complex novel, fleshing out the satirical bones of the plot with performances that eschew caricature in favour of psychological depth. Anna Friels Bella is wonderfully complex, her innate goodness struggling with her love of money and... (TheTVDB)
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A body pulled from the Thames is identified as young John Harmon, heir to a fortune made in dust-contracting (a lucrative 19th century recycling business). Bella Wilfer, his wife-to-be by terms of old Harmons will, goes into mourning though she has never met her fiancé. Bella is adopted by Mr. and...
Lizzie Hexam, daughter of the corpse robber who found young Harmons alleged body, is being courted by two desperate characters: Eugene Wrayburn, a dissolute barrister, and Bradley Headstone, a mentally-deranged schoolmaster. As their rivalry gets out of hand, Lizzie flees. Meanwhile, the...
Two low-life characters sifting through the dust mountain have found an alternate will from old Harmon, which they plan to use to blackmail Mr. Boffin.
Rokesmith and Bella have secretly married, without Bella realizing her husband is actually John Harmon, her original fiancé, about to claim his dust fortune from the Boffins, who for their part have been playing villains to test Bellas true character. Meanwhile, Eugene has a brush with death via...