Our Mutual Friend (1998– )
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Episode #1.3 

As the rivalry over who will take Lizzie's hand in marriage intensifies, Lizzie flees. Meanwhile, the once-kindly Mr. Boffin has become a tyrant to Rokesmith, who evokes the sympathy of the formerly haughty Bella.


Julian Farino


Charles Dickens (novel), Sandy Welch




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul McGann ... Eugene Wrayburn
David Bradley ... Rogue Riderhood
Linda Bassett ... Abby Potterson
Eddie Webber ... First Pub Regular
Alan Talbot Alan Talbot ... Second Pub Regular
Rachel Power Rachel Power ... Pleasant Riderhood
Anna Friel ... Bella Wilfer
Peter Vaughan ... Mr. Boffin
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Boffin
Doon Mackichan ... Sophronia Lammle
Anthony Calf ... Alfred Lammle
Michael Culkin ... Mr. Veneering
Rose English Rose English ... Mrs. Veneering
Dominic Mafham ... Mortimer Lightwood
Margaret Tyzack ... Lady Tippins


Two low-life characters sifting through the dust mountain have found an alternate will from old Harmon, which they plan to use to blackmail Mr. Boffin. Rokesmith and Bella have secretly married, without Bella realizing her husband is actually John Harmon, her original fiancé.

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23 March 1998 (UK) See more »

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Mutual Friends
9 February 2012 | by OwensmithangelaSee all my reviews

This was the first time I had seen him in anything and I was most impressed by his understated method of acting. I am enjoying his latest work in "The Insiders"

I request that the BBC replays the serial. Our mutual Friend" PLEASE! The role in the above mentioned Charles Dickens book required an actor of great sensibility and Steven managed to play the part so well. I did find the sets suited the action admirably and also the point that Dickens wanted to convey came across. More of this quality would justify the Licence Fee.

I look forward to seeing more of this fine actor.

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