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Wives and Daughters

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Drama Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1999 - 19991 SeasonSeries EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Based on Books Doctor Medical Country: United Kingdom

Wives and Daughters is a 1999 four part BBC serial adapted from the novel Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story by Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell.The series was a joint production of the BBC and WGBH Boston, an American public broadcast station and 'won high audience ratings' when it first screened in the UK in 1999. Its audience rivalry with an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, screened on ITV at the same time, was dubbed 'the battle of the bonnets'. It appeared in the US on BBC America in August 2000 and was later shown on PBS.It focuses on Molly Gibson, the daughter of the town doctor, and the changes that occur in her life after her widowed father chooses to remarry. The union brings into her once-quiet life an ever-proper stepmother who is 'too vain and shallow to care for anything beyond her improved social status'. Also a flirtatious stepsister, Cynthia, while a friendship with the local squire brings about an unexpected romance. A New York Times review of the series in 2001 said 'The entire cast gets the characters right.'Written by Andrew Davies, produced by Sue Birtwistle and directed by Nicholas Renton, the programme also features Michael Gambon, Penelope Wilton, Bill Paterson and Rosamund Pike.Wives and Daughters featuring Justine Waddell and Rosamund Pike has one or more episodes available for purchase on Prime Video. It's a drama show with 4 episodes over 1 season. Wives and Daughters is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (6,177 votes).

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4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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#47 Ranked in Feel-good TV

#60 Ranked in Doctor TV

#1962 Ranked in Drama TV

Wives and Daughters has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.1 (6,177 votes). The show is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 01, Episode 01 Episode 1

S01 E01

Nov 28, 1999
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Episode 1 Nov 28, 1999 Molly Gibson, whose mother has long ago died, is brought up by her father Dr. Gibson. At the age of 17, Molly visits and immediately befriends the Hamleys, her neighbors, especially she and the youngest son Roger Hamley, studying in Cambridge, become good friends. This is when Dr. Gibson tells his daughter of his upcoming marriage to Hyacinth Kirkpatrick, a widower who also has a daughter around Molly's age, Cynthia.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Episode 2

S01 E02

Dec 5, 1999
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Episode 2 Dec 5, 1999 Before going to Africa, Roger proposes to Cynthia and is accepted. Molly faces some problems with her stepmother and her views.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Episode 3

S01 E03

Dec 12, 1999
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Episode 3 Dec 12, 1999 It is revealed that Cynthia is also secretly engaged to Mr. Preston ever since she was 15 years old. When she tries to break off that engagement, Preston is reluctant to let her go or give her back her letters. After a visit to London, Cynthia also breaks off her engagement to Roger who is on an expedition in Africa. Osbourne's health decreases quite severely. Fearing his father's reproach, he still cannot tell him of his marriage to a French woman or his having a child.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Episode 4

S01 E04

Dec 19, 1999
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Episode 4 Dec 19, 1999 Roger returns from Africa after Osbourne's death to find his sister-in-law and his nephew living at their home as well. Cynthia has accepted the marriage offer of Mr. Henderson, a lawyer from London, while Roger seems to have his heart set on another.

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