Madame Bovary

Synopsis
Television adaptation by Heidi Thomas of Gustave Flaubert’s novel, starring Frances O’Connor. The young daughter of a farmer marries a dull doctor ten years her senior and soon becomes bored. She embarks on a series of affairs in her quest for sexual fulfilment. In the process she bankrupts her husband and starts along the route to her own self-destruction.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2000
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 from 10/4/00.
Subjects
French studies; Literature
Keywords
Flaubert, Gustave; literature - French; television drama

Credits

Director
Tim Fywell; Tony Redston
Producer
Bernard Krichefski; Tony Redston
Writer
Gustav Flaubert; Thomas Heidi
Cast
Eileen Atkins 
Frances O’Connor 
Greg Wise 
Hugh Bonneville 
Joe McGann 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
211 minutes
Year
2005

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Shop

Email
bbcshop@bbc.co.uk
Web
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Phone
0844 848 9799
Fax
01795 414 555
Address
PO Box 308
Sittingbourne
ME9 8LW
Notes
The BBC Shop closed on March 29th 2016. It was replaced by the BBC Store (www.bbcstore.com) where many BBC programmes can be bought and downloaded in digital format only. The BBC continues to make many of its programmes available on DVD and Blu-Ray but these are now only available from other online retailers.
Name

BBC Worldwide Publishing

Web
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Phone
020 8576 3560
Fax
020 8576 3570
Address
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Notes
Since Spring 2005, for home video releases see BBC, 2 Entertain Video
 

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