Bleak House (1959 TV serial)

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This article is about the 1959 adaptation. For the 1985 adaptation, see Bleak House (1985 TV serial). For the 2005 adaptation, see Bleak House (2005 TV serial).

Bleak House (1959) is the first BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name. It was adapted by Constance Cox as an eleven-part series of half-hour episodes first transmitted from 16 October 1959.

It stars Andrew Cruickshank in the role of John Jarndyce, Diana Fairfax as Esther Summerson and Colin Jeavons as Richard Carstone. The complete series still exists.[1]


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