Cosette has grown into a teenager, and to Valjean's dismay, questions her closeted life and is desperate for a new start in Paris. The opportunity presents itself when she meets Pontmercy's son Marius, who has turned his back on his family after learning the truth about his father, and now lives in a squalid tenement, where he catches the eye of the daughter of a criminal family. Javert ascends through the ranks of the police, and believes he is closing in on his goal.
Andrew Davies' six-part drama adaptation of Victor Hugo's 19th century classic will delve deep into the many layers of Hugo's story, revelling in Jean Valjean and Javert's cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. With striking intensity and contemporary resonance, Hugo's novel explores the struggles and triumphs of the underclass and the quest for a better life. The six part television adaptation of the renowned book will vividly and faithfully bring to life the vibrant and engaging characters, the spectacular and authentic imagery and, above all, the incredible yet accessible story that was Hugo's lifework.
Les Miserables - Series 1, Episode 4 Synopsis and Schedule