The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 miniseries)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a 1996 British television serial adaptation of Anne Brontë's 1848 novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Mike Barker. The serial stars Tara Fitzgerald as Helen Graham, Rupert Graves as her abusive husband Arthur Huntington and Toby Stephens as Gilbert Markham.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
GenrePeriod drama
Written byDavid Nokes (dramatization)
Anne Brontë (novel)
Directed byMike Barker
StarringToby Stephens
Tara Fitzgerald
Rupert Graves
Composer(s)Richard G Mitchell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Executive producer(s)Rebecca Eaton
Kevin Loader
Producer(s)Suzan Harrison
Production location(s)Cumbria
Editor(s)Guy Bensley
Running time159 minutes
Production company(s)BBC
CBC Television (in association with)
Original networkBBC One
First shown in17 November 1996 in UK
26 October 1997 in USA
20 September 1998 in Portugal
28 May 2006 in Hungary

Plot summaryEdit

A mysterious young woman arrives at Wildfell Hall, an old mansion of Elizabethan era with a young son. She determines to lead an independent existence, but her new neighbours don't want to let her alone. Only one of them, a young farmer, Gilbert Markham, succeeded in revealing her secrets.

For a full length summary see: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall plot summary.


Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Awards Database - The BAFTA site". Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Awards for The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)". Retrieved 29 July 2012.

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