The realist work is a study of every class of society in the town of Middlemarch, but the focus is on the thwarted idealism of Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate, both of whom marry disastrously. The historic and charming town of Middlemarch (opens in new window) sits in the Strath-Taieri Valley overlooked by the impressive Rock and Pillar Range. The rural location provides scope for a number of recreation pursuits in the area, including hiking, river fishing and cycling. Middlemarch is a 1994 television adaptation of the 1871 novel of the same name by George Eliot.Produced by the BBC on BBC2 in six episodes (seven episodes in the worldwide TV series), it is the second such adaptation for television of the novel.
Set in Middlemarch, a fictional English Midland town in 1829 to 1832, it follows distinct, intersecting stories with many characters. Issues include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self ... With Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey.