In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, changes his ways. He becomes the Mayor of the town. Nearly twenty years later his past comes back to haunt him.
Runtime: 50 minutes
The Mayor of Casterbridge - The Mayor of Casterbridge (TV series) - Netflix
The Mayor of Casterbridge is a 1978 BBC seven-part serial based on the eponymous book by the British novelist Thomas Hardy. The six hour drama was written by television dramatist Dennis Potter with Alan Bates as the title character. The Mayor of Casterbridge was released as a 3-disc DVD box set in May 2003.
The Mayor of Casterbridge - Partial cast - Netflix
Alan Bates - Michael Henchard Anne Stallybrass - Susan Janet Maw - Elizabeth-Jane Jack Galloway - Farfrae Anna Massey - Lucetta