Hard Times (1977)

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Thomas Gradgrind devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest and hard fact. His raising of his children to this way of thinking creates opportunity and tragedy.

Series Cast

  1. Timothy West as Josiah Bounderby

    Timothy West

    Josiah Bounderby

    4 Episodes

  2. Patrick Allen as Thomas Gradgrind

    Patrick Allen

    Thomas Gradgrind

    4 Episodes

  3. Rosalie Crutchley as Mrs. Sparsit

    Rosalie Crutchley

    Mrs. Sparsit

    4 Episodes

  4. Jacqueline Tong

    Louisa Gradgrind

    4 Episodes

  5. Ursula Howells as Mrs Gradgrass

    Ursula Howells

    Mrs Gradgrass

    4 Episodes

  6. Alan Dobie as Stephen Blackpool

    Alan Dobie

    Stephen Blackpool

    4 Episodes

  7. Edward Fox as James Harthouse

    Edward Fox

    James Harthouse

    4 Episodes

  8. Barbara Ewing as Rachel

    Barbara Ewing


    4 Episodes

  9. Harry Markham


    4 Episodes

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Last Season


1977 • 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Hard Times premiered on October 25, 1977.

Episode 4

(1x4, November 15, 1977) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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