Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters (1999)

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 1999-11-28
  • Last Air Date: 1999-12-19
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 6
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 75 min.
  • Production Company: WGBH Boston
  • Networks: BBC One
  • Director: Nicholas Renton
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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. It focuses on Molly Gibson (Justine Waddell), 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 (Francesca Annis) and flirtatious stepsister, Cynthia (Keeley Hawes), while a friendship with the local squire brings about an unexpected romance.

  • Keywords: ship, sibling relationship, based on novel or book, england, parent child relationship, loss of loved one, country life, marriage, step mother, family relationships, miniseries, doctor, period drama, gossip, death, aristocrat, estate, rite of passage, secret marriage, step sister, 19th century, darwinism
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    Wives and Daughters Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date:
    2 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1999-11-28
    6 Episodes

    Wives and Daughters Episodes

    Season 1 Episode 1
    Episode 1
    Air Date:
    Duration: 75 min
    Season 1 Episode 2
    Episode 2
    Air Date:
    Duration: 80 min
    Season 1 Episode 3
    Episode 3
    Air Date:
    Duration: 75 min
    Season 1 Episode 4
    Episode 4
    Air Date:
    Duration: 80 min
    • Justine Waddell

      as Molly Gibson
    • Rosamund Pike

      as Lady Harriet Cumnor
    • Keeley Hawes

      as Cynthia Kirkpatrick
    • Iain Glen

      as Mr. Preston
    • Barbara Flynn

      as Miss Browning
    • Anthony Howell

      as Roger Hamley
    • Francesca Annis

      as Hyacinth Gibson
    • Bill Paterson

      as Mr. Gibson
    • Michael Gambon

      as Squire Hamley
    • Tom Hollander

      as Osborne Hamley
    • Deborah Findlay

      as Miss Phoebe
    • Penelope Wilton

      as Mrs. Hamley
    • Richard Coyle

      as Mr. Coxe
    • Jemima Rooper

      as Lizzie Goodenough
    • Anna Maguire

      as Young Molly
    • Richard Dempsey

      as Mr. Bold
    • Elizabeth Spriggs

      as Mrs. Goodenough
    Directing Nicholas Renton Director
    Production Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
    Writing Andrew Davies Writer
    Production Rupert Ryle-Hodges Producer
    Production Sue Birtwistle Producer
    Production Jane Tranter Executive Producer