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Our Mutual Friend 

Based on the Dickens novel, tells the story of a young man who's inherited fortune hangs on his marriage to a woman he's never met. But many have their eyes on his fortune and scheme to ... See full summary »
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Lesley Dunlop ...  Lizzie Hexam 7 episodes, 1976
John McEnery ...  John Rokesmith / ... 7 episodes, 1976
Nicholas Jones ...  Eugene Wrayburn 6 episodes, 1976
Leo McKern ...  Mr. Boffin 6 episodes, 1976
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ...  Mortimer Lightwood 6 episodes, 1976
Jane Seymour ...  Bella Wilfer 6 episodes, 1976
Alfie Bass ...  Silas Wegg 5 episodes, 1976
Warren Clarke ...  Bradley Headstone 5 episodes, 1976
John Collin John Collin ...  Rogue Riderhood 5 episodes, 1976
Polly James Polly James ...  Jenny Wren 5 episodes, 1976
Ronald Lacey ...  Mr. Venus 5 episodes, 1976
David Troughton ...  Mr. Sloppy 5 episodes, 1976
Jack Wild ...  Charley Hexam 5 episodes, 1976
Harold Goldblatt Harold Goldblatt ...  Riah 4 episodes, 1976
Kathleen Harrison ...  Henerietty Boffin 4 episodes, 1976
Ray Mort ...  Mr. Wilfer 4 episodes, 1976
Hilda Barry Hilda Barry ...  Betty Higden 3 episodes, 1976
Edmond Bennett Edmond Bennett ...  Mr. Dolls 3 episodes, 1976
Tom Owen ...  Footman 3 episodes, 1976
Brian Wilde ...  Night Inspector 3 episodes, 1976
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Based on the Dickens novel, tells the story of a young man who's inherited fortune hangs on his marriage to a woman he's never met. But many have their eyes on his fortune and scheme to claim it; placing him in a poor situation where he must fight for this woman as a mere secretary. Written by puma31219

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UK

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English

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16 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nasz wspólny przyjaciel See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Patrick Troughton (Rogue Riderhood) and David Troughton (Mr Sloppy) are father and son in real life. See more »

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Some outstanding performances.
6 August 2005 | by elmartino-1See all my reviews

A fine adaption of the book, soon to be available on DVD again. While I found the later 1998 BBC version well played, I think that this version was more powerful in that the characters were really brought to life by the actors in this version.

Many of the key parts were played by actors who were destined later to become household names. Jane Seymour's portrayal of Bella Wilfer was particularly inspired as she made the selfish, shallow, spoiled yet beautiful young woman really live, repelling and attracting at the same time. Lesley Dunlop as Lizzie Hexham made me really wish for her eventual happiness.

Another great role was that of Bradley Headstone who was played by Warren Clarke, familiar to British viewers as the policeman Dalziel in "Dalziel and Pascoe". He put real menace into the part of the disturbed headmaster.

Even the minor roles were played by some of the finest actors of the time, Alfie Bass et al.

This version will be available again from April 2008.


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