Hard Times

Hard Times (1994)

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 1994-04-29
  • Last Air Date: 1994-05-20
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Networks: BBC Two
  • Director: Peter Barnes


Charles Dickens' bleak, passionate novel about the challenges of life in 19th-century London comes to life.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, miniseries, period drama, unemployment, 19th century
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    Hard Times Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1994-04-29
    4 Episodes

    Hard Times Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 125 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 225 min
    Season 1Episode 3Episode 325 min
    Season 1Episode 4Episode 425 min
    • Harriet Walter

      as Rachel
    • Bill Paterson

      as Stephen Blackpool
    • Alan Bates

      as Josiah Bounderby
    • Beatie Edney

      as Louisa Gradgrind
    • Bob Peck

      as Thomas Gradgrind
    • Emma Lewis

      as Sissy Jupe
    • Richard E. Grant

      as James Harthouse
    • Christien Anholt

      as Tom
    • Dilys Laye

      as Mrs. Sparsit
    • Alex Jennings

      as Bitzer
    • Patsy Byrne

      as Old Woman
    • Diana Fairfax

      as Mrs. Gradgrind
    • Peter Bayliss

      as Sleary
    • Timothy Bateson

      as Childers
    Production Anne Brogan Producer
    Production Rebecca Eaton Executive Producer
    Production Richard Langridge Executive Producer
    Sound Stephen Deutsch Original Music Composer
    Camera Rex Maidment Director of Photography
    Editing Robin Scott Graham Editor
    Production Angela Grosvenor Casting
    Art Bruce Macadie Production Design
    Writing Charles Dickens Novel
    Writing Peter Barnes Writer
    Costume & Make-Up Flora Avery Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Lyn Avery Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Lorien Haynes Costume Design
    Directing Peter Barnes Director
    Costume & Make-Up Sue Bide Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Sally Hennen Makeup Designer
    Sound Derek Norman Sound Recordist