This Bafta award-winning epic tells the tale of a society in turmoil, where money, power and corruption are the order of the day. Set in the railway boom of the 1870s, it contains all the elements that made Trollope the most popular novelist of his day, the trials and tribulations of young love, the enduring values of honourable men. Augustus Melmotte (David Suchet), arrives in London with his wife and daughter. He appears charming and as noble as ever, but a deceitful financier lies beneath the surface. Wasting no time in frivolous activities, he charms an unwitting Paul Montague into investing in one of his schemes. But as Melmotte climbs the society ladder, his web of deceit captures his own daughter Marie and suitor Felix Carbury, son of feckless novelist Lady Carbury.