The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1968 miniseries)

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Genre Period drama
Written by Christopher Fry (dramatization)
Anne Brontë (novel)
Directed by Peter Sasdy
Starring Janet Munro
Corin Redgrave
Bryan Marshall
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) David Conroy
Editor(s) Lennox Phillips
Running time 180 minutes (45 minutes each episode)
Production company(s) BBC
Distributor BBC
Original network BBC2
First shown in 28 December 1968 in UK
2 February 1977 in East Germany

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is the first adaptation of Anne Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Peter Sasdy. The serial stars Janet Munro as Helen Graham, Bryan Marshall as Gilbert Markham and Corin Redgrave as her spoiled and drunkard husband Arthur Huntington.

Plot summary[edit]

A mysterious young woman arrives at Wildfell Hall, a nearby old mansion with a young son. She determines to lead an independent existence, but her new neighbors don't want to let her alone. All of them want to reveal her secrets and soon she finds herself the victim of local slander. Only young farmer, Gilbert Markham, compassionated her.

For a full length summary see: The Tenant of WIldfell Hall plot summary.


Episode 1: Recluse. Release date – 28 December 1968
Episode 2: Marriage. Release date – 4 January 1969
Episode 3: Revolt. Release date – 11 January 1969
Episode 4: Pursuit. Release date – 18 January 1969


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