Our Mutual Friend Part 1 (1998)

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Four-part adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel. 1 of 4: John Harmon discovers that his inheritance is conditional upon him marrying Bella Wilfer, a girl he has never met. Penniless, and under an assumed identity, he falls in love, but Bella is now determined to marry out of poverty. Gaffer Hexam, a rival scavenger, aided by his daughter Lizzie, drags a body out of the Thames. Meanwhile, in the upper echelons of society, Mortimer Lightwood learns that the dead man is thought to be John Harmon, the son of a wealthy garbage contractor and heir to a vast fortune. As Harmon's solicitor, Mortimer, accompanied by his best friend Eugene Wrayburn, visits the Hexams' riverside shack. Here, Eugene finds himself deeply attracted to the lovely Lizzie.

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