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Masterpiece: Les Miserables

Sunday, May 19 at 9 p.m. —  Watch the final episode of Masterpiece's adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel.

 

Masterpiece: Les Miserables

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Victor Hugo’s masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation by multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine. Ellie Bamber and Josh O'Connor costar as the young lovers Cosette and Marius. Love, death, and the struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France feature in this beautifully faithful retelling of one of the world’s most beloved stories.

Les Misérables opens after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, which saw Napoleon’s final defeat by the English and their allies, a quarter of a century after the French Revolution. With Napoleon’s downfall, the French monarchy is restored - and the thwarted ideals of the republic go underground.

Watch a preview of Masterpiece: Les Miserables