Wives and Daughters

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.


The show consists of 1 season and 6 episodes.


S01E04 : Episode 4 8.35/10 (33 voting)


S01E03 : Episode 3 8.25/10 (32 voting)


S01E02 : Episode 2 8.09/10 (39 voting)


Justine Waddell Justine Waddell
Molly Gibson
Rosamund Pike Rosamund Pike
Lady Harriet Cumnor
Keeley Hawes Keeley Hawes
Cynthia Kirkpatrick
Iain Glen Iain Glen
Mr. Preston
Barbara Flynn Barbara Flynn
Miss Browning
Anthony Howell Anthony Howell
Roger Hamley
Francesca Annis Francesca Annis
Hyacinth Gibson
Bill Paterson Bill Paterson
Mr. Gibson
Michael Gambon Michael Gambon
Squire Hamley
Tom Hollander Tom Hollander
Osborne Hamley
Deborah Findlay Deborah Findlay
Miss Phoebe
Penelope Wilton Penelope Wilton
Mrs. Hamley
Richard Coyle Richard Coyle
Mr. Coxe
Jemima Rooper Jemima Rooper
Lizzie Goodenough
Anna Maguire Anna Maguire
Young Molly
Richard Dempsey Richard Dempsey
Mr. Bold
Elizabeth Spriggs Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs. Goodenough
Sue BirtwistleProducer
Andrew DaviesWriter
Jane TranterExecutive Producer
Rebecca EatonExecutive Producer
Nicholas RentonDirector
Rupert Ryle-HodgesProducer

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    Wives and Daughters

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    1 Season • 6 Episodes

  • Rating

    8.2/10 (5 712 voting)

  • Popularity : 100%

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  • Running time

    75 :

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