Wuthering Heights (1978 TV serial)
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|Based on||Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë|
|Written by||Hugh Leonard (2 episodes)|
David Snodin (3 episodes)
|Directed by||Peter Hammond|
|Country of origin||UK|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Running time||60 minutes (per episode)|
|Original network||BBC Two|
Wuthering Heights is a 1978 British film adaptation of Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights, starring Ken Hutchison, Kay Adshead, Pat Heywood, and John Duttine, originally broadcast on BBC Two as a 5-part mini-series, beginning 24 September 1978. Location filming took place on the Yorkshire Moors. This BBC version is regarded as being the one most faithful to the original novel because it does not end with Cathy's death but continues into the next generation, with Heathcliff seeking revenge against those he felt had wronged him.
- Heathcliff - Ken Hutchison
- Cathy - Kay Adshead
- Joseph - Brian Wilde
- Ellen Dean - Pat Heywood
- Hindley - John Duttine
- Frances - Maggie Wilkinson
- Mr Linton - Dennis Burgess
- Mrs Linton - Wendy Williams
- Lockwood - Richard Kay
- Mr Earnshaw - John Collin
- Mrs Earnshaw - Patricia Healey
- Servant Girl - Judith Byfield
- Dr Kenneth - John Golightly
- Edgar - David Robb
- Reverend Graham - Paul Dawkins
- Isabella - Caroline Langrishe
- Mr Green - Norman Rutherford
- Zillah - Barbara Keogh
- Catherine Linton - Cathryn Harrison
- Hareton - David Wilkinson
- Linton - Andrew Burleigh
- Mary - Kate David
- Robert - Barry Hart
- Sexton - Charles Turner
- Small Boy - Richard Usher
- Heathcliff (as child) - Dale Tarry
- Cathy (as child) - Maria Swailes
- Hindley (as child) - Mitchell Varnam
- Edgar (as child) - Grant Bardsley
- Isabella (as child) - Julia Stark
- Hareton (as child) - Elliot Moss
- Hareton (as child) - Simon Massey
Allmovie wrote, "Irish playwright Hugh Leonard handles the adaptation, deftly juggling the many characters and subplots without the slightest sense of strain"; and the BFI described the adaptation as "embracing the hysteria and savagery of its source novel."  However in a contemporary review Clive James called it "[t]he latest but not the best of the Beeb's long line of classic serials", and "the blithering pits".
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