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Program Title
Far From the Madding Crowd

Episode number:
1 2

The spirited Bathesheba Everdene rejects a proposal of marriage from handsome young farmer Gabriel Oak. She inherits Weatherbury Farm, and employs the now penniless Gabriel as her shepherd on condition he tells no-one of their past. Bathshebas beauty and independence causes a stir in the local community--except with eligible Farmer Boldwood. Put out, she impulsively sends him a valentine sealed with the words Marry Me. Boldwood becomes obsessed by Bathesheba. Gabriel Oak and Bathesheba have a fierce row when he criticises her for leading Boldwood on. Boldwood passionately declares his love to Bathesheba who promises to consider marrying him later that year. Stood up at the altar by a serving girl, Fanny Robin, the dashing Sergeant Troy returns to Weatherbury. He meets Bathesheba and the sexual attraction between them is instant and mutual

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Cast Characters
Linda Spurrier Mrs. Hurst
Rhys Morgan Teddy Coggan
Andy Robb Mark Clark
Phillip Joseph Jan Coggan
Gwynn Beech Simeon
Sean Gilder Joseph Poorgrass
Tracey Keating Liddy
Kevin Kibbey Billy Smallbury
Robin Soans Henery Fray
Reginald Callcott Jacob Smallbury
John Boswall Timothy
Luke Redbond Cain Ball
Sarah Tansey Soberness Miller
Victoria Alcock Temperance Miller
Neil Caple Laban Tall
Linda Bassett Maryann Money
Natasha Little Fanny Robin
Elizabeth Estensen Mrs. Coggan
Charles Simon Old Malter
Paloma Baeza Bathsheba
Jonathan Firth Sergeant Troy
Nigel Terry Mr Boldwood
Nathaniel Parker Gabriel Oak

Executive Producer: Antony Root, Gub Neal
Producer: Hilary Bevan-Jones
Director: Nick Renton

Episode number: 1 2

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