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The Mayor of Casterbridge 

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In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again, he realizes what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Alan Bates ...  Michael Henchard 7 episodes, 1978
Janet Maw Janet Maw ...  Elizabeth-Jane 7 episodes, 1978
Jack Galloway Jack Galloway ...  Donald Farfrae 7 episodes, 1978
Anna Massey ...  Lucetta Farfrae / ... 4 episodes, 1978
Ronald Lacey ...  Jopp 4 episodes, 1978
Peter Bourke Peter Bourke ...  Abel Whittle 4 episodes, 1978
Jeffrey Holland Jeffrey Holland ...  Carter 4 episodes, 1978
Alan Rowe Alan Rowe ...  Mr. Joyce 4 episodes, 1978
Gillian Brown Gillian Brown ...  Lucetta's Maid 4 episodes, 1978
Clifford Parrish Clifford Parrish ...  Longways 4 episodes, 1978
Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage ...  Mrs. Goodenough 3 episodes, 1978
Richard Owens ...  Newson 3 episodes, 1978
Douglas Milvain Douglas Milvain ...  Coney 3 episodes, 1978
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In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again, he realizes what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, changes his ways. He becomes the Mayor of the town. Nearly twenty years later, his past comes back to haunt him. Written by <burkeji@forfas.ie>

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3 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Il sindaco di Casterbridge See more »

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This was first announced for Joseph Losey in 1968 with Robert Shaw starring. See more »

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Version of Daag: A Poem of Love (1973) See more »

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Better than the newer A&E version
11 February 2004 | by tpotteraSee all my reviews

This is an excellent British TV production of Thomas Hardy's classic novel. I watched it after I saw the updated version on A&E starring Ciaran Hinds (which is good too). This version is about 3 times as long and more true to the novel. Excellent acting and on location filming make this a winner. It's in a live play style. Its about a drunken husband who sells his wife and daughter to a sailor at a rural fair because he can't support them. Years later, this decision comes back to haunt him. Good morality story of how a bad decision can ruin people for life.


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