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Les Miserables

  • 2018
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama
  • Romance

Summary

Epic drama of redemption and love, set in revolutionary France.

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Episode 4: Les Miserables

Summary

Cosette has grown into a teenager, and to Valjean's dismay, questions her closeted life and is desperate for a new start in Paris. The opportunity presents itself when she meets Pontmercy's son Marius, who has turned his back on his family after learning the truth about his father, and now lives in a squalid tenement, where he catches the eye of the daughter of a criminal family. Javert ascends through the ranks of the police, and believes he is closing in on his goal

Review

“Lies, violence, cruelty! That is the world,” explains Jean Valjean (Dominic West) as he tries to keep his young “niece” Cosette (now played by Ellie Bamber) protected from it, behind closed doors. The souring relationship between them is at the heart of tonight’s instalment, which may be the best yet, though we’re required politely to avert our gaze from contrivances that probably sit better in a 1,200-page novel than a six-part drama.

There are more of the enjoyably ripe performances in minor roles, including David Bradley glowering for France as nasty old royalist Gillenormand and Adeel Akhtar back as poisonous liar Thénardier: fate is determined to bring him and Valjean together.

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Released on
2019-01-20
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
Jean ValjeanDominic West
JavertDavid Oyelowo
ThenardierAdeel Akhtar
Mme ThenardierOlivia Colman
M GillenormandDavid Bradley
Marius PontmercyJosh O'Connor
CosetteEllie Bamber
EponineErin Kellyman
GavrocheReece Yates
AzelmaAlex Jarrett
NicoletteEmma Fielding
EnjolrasJoseph Quinn
CourfeyracArchie Madekwe
GrantaireTurlough Convery
RivetteEnzo Cilenti
ToussaintAngela Winter
MontparnasseJumayn Hunter
ClaquesousJosef Altin
MabeufDonald Sumpter
Sister SimpliceNatalie Simpson
Mme RullyAnna Calder-Marshall
Marie ClaireIsis Hainsworth
GermaineTsion Habte
Faux-CosetteJudith Williquet
DressmakerCaroline Donnelly
Prefect of policeLorcan Cranitch
Stern nunRachel Cuff

Crew

rolename
Executive producerDominic West
Executive producerDavid Oyelowo
WriterVictor Hugo
Dramatised byAndrew Davies
Executive producerAndrew Davies
Executive producerBethan Jones
Executive producerRebecca Eaton
Executive producerFaith Penhale
Executive producerEurydice Gysel
DirectorTom Shankland
ProducerChris Carey

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  • Summary

    Cosette has grown into a teenager, and to Valjean's dismay, questions her closeted life and is desperate for a new start in Paris. The opportunity presents itself when she meets Pontmercy's son Marius, who has turned his back on his family after learning the truth about his father, and now lives in a squalid tenement, where he catches the eye of the daughter of a criminal family. Javert ascends through the ranks of the police, and believes he is closing in on his goal

    Review

    “Lies, violence, cruelty! That is the world,” explains Jean Valjean (Dominic West) as he tries to keep his young “niece” Cosette (now played by Ellie Bamber) protected from it, behind closed doors. The souring relationship between them is at the heart of tonight’s instalment, which may be the best yet, though we’re required politely to avert our gaze from contrivances that probably sit better in a 1,200-page novel than a six-part drama.

    There are more of the enjoyably ripe performances in minor roles, including David Bradley glowering for France as nasty old royalist Gillenormand and Adeel Akhtar back as poisonous liar Thénardier: fate is determined to bring him and Valjean together.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2019-01-20
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Jean ValjeanDominic West
    JavertDavid Oyelowo
    ThenardierAdeel Akhtar
    Mme ThenardierOlivia Colman
    M GillenormandDavid Bradley
    Marius PontmercyJosh O'Connor
    CosetteEllie Bamber
    EponineErin Kellyman
    GavrocheReece Yates
    AzelmaAlex Jarrett
    NicoletteEmma Fielding
    EnjolrasJoseph Quinn
    CourfeyracArchie Madekwe
    GrantaireTurlough Convery
    RivetteEnzo Cilenti
    ToussaintAngela Winter
    MontparnasseJumayn Hunter
    ClaquesousJosef Altin
    MabeufDonald Sumpter
    Sister SimpliceNatalie Simpson
    Mme RullyAnna Calder-Marshall
    Marie ClaireIsis Hainsworth
    GermaineTsion Habte
    Faux-CosetteJudith Williquet
    DressmakerCaroline Donnelly
    Prefect of policeLorcan Cranitch
    Stern nunRachel Cuff

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerDominic West
    Executive producerDavid Oyelowo
    WriterVictor Hugo
    Dramatised byAndrew Davies
    Executive producerAndrew Davies
    Executive producerBethan Jones
    Executive producerRebecca Eaton
    Executive producerFaith Penhale
    Executive producerEurydice Gysel
    DirectorTom Shankland
    ProducerChris Carey
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