Episodes (8)

Episode #1.1
S01E01 · Episode #1.1

Apr 10, 1985

Upon the order of the High Court of Chancery, Esther Summerson, together with Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, wards in the Jarndyce case, travel to meet their guardian, John Jarndyce, at Bleak House.

Episode #1.2
S01E02 · Episode #1.2

Apr 17, 1985

Tulkinghorn inquires into the death of Nemo, whose handwriting was recognized by Lady Dedlock. Later, Gumpy expresses his feelings for Esther, to her discomfort. Finally, the wheels of justice at the Chancery are displayed.

Episode #1.3
S01E03 · Episode #1.3

Apr 24, 1985

Esther meets Dr. Woodcourt, who plans to be a ship surgeon. Lady Dedlock visits Jo concerning Nemo and later meets the Jarndyce wards. Charley is hired by Jarndyce, who later learns of the plans of Ada and Richard.

Episode #1.4
S01E04 · Episode #1.4

May 01, 1985

Jarndyce tells Esther about an old letter of her aunt. Smallweed then visits Sgt. George and seeks a handwriting sample letter for Tulkinghorn. Finally, Guppy reveals to Lady Dedlock that he may acquire some old Hawdon letters.

Episode #1.5
S01E05 · Episode #1.5

May 08, 1985

Upon the death of Krook, Smallweed examines the personal effects, including letters reviewed by Tulkinghorn. Later, Esther becomes seriously ill with the pox. Finally, Tulkinghorn has a frank conversation with Lady Dedlock.

Episode #1.6
S01E06 · Episode #1.6

May 15, 1985

After Esther recovers from her illness, Jarndyce proposes marriage to her. Later, Lady Dedlock confesses to Esther and asks for forgiveness. Young Jo expires, and Tulkinghorn is surprised and shot in his study.

Episode #1.7
S01E07 · Episode #1.7

May 22, 1985

Inspector Bucket jails George for murder and tells Sir Leicester everything he has learned. Lady Dedlock denies to her husband that she is a murderess. Bucket solves the case but now searches with Esther for Lady Dedlock.

Episode #1.8
S01E08 · Episode #1.8

May 29, 1985

Now married to Ada, Richard is sick with despair but excited by good news. A new found will enables the Chancery to conclude the case. Guppy proposes again, and Woodcourt does so also. Still engaged, Esther is to marry for love.


Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (also know as Bleak House) Season 1 (1985) is released on Apr 10, 1985. Watch Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House online - the English Drama TV series from United Kingdom. Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House is directed by Ross Devenish and created by Charles Dickens with Denholm Elliott and Suzanne Burden. Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House is available online on BritBox and BritBox Amazon Channel.

As know as:

Bleak House, Bleak House, Casa desolada, Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House, La casa desolada


United Kingdom



Production Companies:

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Official Site:

PBS (United States)

Cast & Crew

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