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.

TitleWives and Daughters
First Air DateNovember 28th, 1999
Last Air DateDecember 19th, 1999
GenreDrama
NetworkBBC One
Production CompaniesWGBH Boston, Dune Films, BBC
ProducersSue Birtwistle, Rupert Ryle-Hodges
Executive ProducersRebecca Eaton, Jane Tranter
Number of Seasons1 Seasons
Number of Episodes6 Episodes
Plot Keywordsship, 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
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
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
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spriggs
Mrs. Goodenough
Wives and Daughters - Part 1
Wives and Daughters - Part 2