The Mayor of Casterbridge Episode 1 (1978)

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7-part TV serial, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy. Dramatised by Dennis Potter. Michael Henchard sells his wife to a sailor at a country fair, while drunk. As the years pass, he prospers and becomes mayor of the town. Then his wife and daughter come to live in the town....

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