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Victor Hugo’s masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation by multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine. Ellie Bamber and Josh O'Connor costar as the young lovers Cosette and Marius. Love, death, and the struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France feature in this beautifully faithful retelling of one of the world’s most beloved stories.


The Les Misérables marathon starts Sunday, June 2 at 1:00 p.m. (All six episodes are also available on PBS Passport.)


Season 2019
Episode 6
Marius mans the barricades, where a hostile Valjean intercepts him. They end up fleeing...
Season 2019
Episode 5
As revolution sweeps Paris, Valjean and Cosette hide out, Marius searches for Cosette,...
Season 2019
Episode 4
Now a young woman, Cosette moves to Paris under Valjean’s protection. There, she meets...
Season 2019
Episode 3
Valjean saves an innocent man at enormous personal cost. Again evading justice, he tracks...
Season 2019
Episode 2
Living respectably as a provincial mayor and factory owner, Valjean hires the single...
Season 2019
Episode 1
After serving a draconian prison term for stealing bread, Jean Valjean is released. He...


Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Lily Collins star in Victor Hugo’s epic tale.