Season 1: Bleak House

Young orphan Esther Summerson is brought to the High Court of Chancery, where she is thrown together with two Wards of the Court, Richard Carstone and Ada Clare. Both are caught up in the infamous suit of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, which brings nothing but ruin. The beautiful Lady Dedlock, is turned upside-down when her husband’s lawyer, Tulkinghorn, gets wind of a scandalous secret in her past.

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Bleak House

Episode 1

Esther Summerson is sent to live at Bleak House where she is welcomed by John Jarndyce.

Episode 1

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Bleak House

Episode 2

Tulkinghorn persists with his inquiry into Lady Dedlock's past.

Episode 2

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Bleak House

Episode 3

A chance encounter in the country raises intriguing questions for Esther and Lady Dedlock.

Episode 3

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Bleak House

Episode 4

A chance encounter in the country raises intriguing questions for Esther and Lady Dedlock.

Episode 4

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Bleak House

Episode 5

Lady Dedlock tells Esther something that will change her life forever.

Episode 5

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Bleak House

Episode 6

Tulkinghorn thinks Lady Dedlock is in his power, but secretly she defies him.

Episode 6

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Bleak House

Episode 7

The Tulkinghorn case drags on as a spate of poison-pen letters begins.

Episode 7

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Bleak House

Episode 8

Finally the impossible happens - a result in Chancery, one that will astound everyone.

Episode 8