About the TV Show
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The Mayor of Casterbridge
First Air Date: January 22, 1978
|First Aired on||:||1978|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||7 episodes in 1 Seasons|
Michael Henchard, an out-of-work hay-trusser, gets drunk at a fair and for five guineas sells his wife and child to a sailor. When the horror of his act finally sets in, Henchard swears he will not touch alcohol for twenty-one years. Through hard work and acumen, he becomes rich, respected, and eventually the mayor of Casterbridge. But eighteen years after his fateful oath, his wife and daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, return to Casterbridge, and his fortunes steadily decline.