Jane Eyre (2006)

Episode #1.4 

The heartbroken Jane Eyre has left Thornfield. Exhausted, penniless and hopeless she lies down on the moors and is rescued by St John Rivers who, with his sisters, brings her back to life again.


Susanna White


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Episode credited cast:
Ruth Wilson ... Jane Eyre
Toby Stephens ... Rochester
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Mrs. Fairfax
Pam Ferris ... Grace Poole
Aidan McArdle ... John Eshton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesca Annis ... Lady Ingram
Dan Armour Dan Armour ... Shepherd
Alisa Arnah Alisa Arnah ... Georgiana Reed
Christopher Bowen ... Briggs
Andrew Buchan ... St. John Rivers
Christina Cole ... Blanche Ingram
Claudia Coulter ... Bertha
Arthur Cox ... Colonel Dent
Tara Fitzgerald ... Mrs. Reed
Jeanne Golding Jeanne Golding ... Lady Lynn


Alone and without any money, Jane gives up and lies down on the moors. She is however rescued just in time by St John Rivers, a clergyman. He takes her to his home and with his two sisters, Mary and Diana, takes care of Jane. When she is restored to health, it becomes evident that Jane has no memories of the past. The truth is finally revealed by St John Rivers, who was able to find out that Jane Eyre is an heiress to some money left by her uncle. She also learns that the Rivers are related to her. St John proposes to Jane in order to lead a live as a missionary couple abroad. Jane however is torn between decisions. When she hears Rochester calling her name, she realizes that she has to return to Thornfield and to Rochester. Shocking things are awaiting her at Thornfield, the house is almost burned down and Rochester, in an attempt to rescue his wife, is left blinded and his wife dead. Written by R

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Drama | Romance



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Jane Eyre: Have you a pocket comb about you, sir?
Edward Fairfax Rochester: What for?
Jane Eyre: I need to comb out this shaggy black mane. I find you quite alarming this close and you accuse *me* of being supernatural.
Edward Fairfax Rochester: Am I hideous, Jane?
Jane Eyre: Very sir. You always were, you know.
Edward Fairfax Rochester: You haven't lost your wickedness, wherever you've been.
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28 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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