Esther Summerson is sent to live at Bleak House where she is welcomed by John Jarndyce.
2 -Episode 2 53 min
Tulkinghorn persists with his inquiry into Lady Dedlock's past.
3 -Episode 3 52 min
A chance encounter in the country raises intriguing questions for Esther and Lady Dedlock.
4 -Episode 4 52 min
Guppy makes a discovery about Esther which shocks Lady Dedlock to the core.
5 -Episode 5 52 min
Lady Dedlock tells Esther something that will change her life forever.
6 -Episode 6 52 min
Tulkinghorn thinks Lady Dedlock is in his power, but secretly she defies him.
7 -Episode 7 52 min
The Tulkinghorn case drags on as a spate of poison-pen letters begins.
8 -Episode 8 53 min
Finally the impossible happens - a result in Chancery, one that will astound everyone.
BAFTA-winning writer Andrew Davies and an all-star cast bring one of Charles Dicken's most brilliant novels to life. Young orphan Esther Summerson is brought before London's High Court of Chancery with Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, wards of court who are caught up in the infamous and never-ending case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Meanwhile, the beautiful Lady Dedlock finds her elegant world turned upside down when her husband's lawyer Tulkinghorn gets wind of a dark secret in her past, and begins a deadly game of cat and mouse that could end with her destruction.