Wives and Daughters

Acclaimed 1999 adaptation by Andrew Davies of Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel which follows the intrigues, loves and losses experienced by young Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell). In the four-part serial, Molly, the daughter of a country doctor, has to cope with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend. Also starring Bill Paterson, Francesca Annis, Keeley Hawes, Tom Hollander as Osborne Hamley, Iain Glen and Michael Gambon.

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