Scarlet & Black

Ewan McGregor stars in this BBC adaptation of Stendahl's classic novel.

The handsome young Julien Sorel (Ewan McGregor) believes that he has a better chance of furthering his position in society if he chooses to enter the church (the black) rather than the army (the scarlet), and is found a position by his mentor Father Chélan as tutor to the children of the powerful Monsieur De Rénal. Julien finds favour with the children, rapidly becoming a beloved member of the household. However, when his relationship with Madame De Rénal (Alice Krige) goes beyond the professional, Julien's future is dramatically altered.

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Episode 1x04; Nov 4, 1993

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1x04: Episode 4Nov 4, 1993
1x03: Episode 3Nov 3, 1993
1x02: Episode 2Nov 2, 1993
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