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.

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Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust, created to help ensure the series’ future.

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Episode 6 Scene


The fight continues on at the barricade, but someone must handle the captive Javert.

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The Look of Les Misérables


The cast and crew talk about the beautiful locations, costumes and design of the series.

The Cast On Love & Redemption


The cast reflects on the themes of love, redemption and hope in Les Misérables.

Dominic West On Becoming Jean Valjean


Becoming renowned literary hero Jean Valjean was no easy feat for Dominic West.

Javert & Jean Valjean


The cast and writer examine the relationship between Javert and Jean Valjean.

Episode 5 Scene


Cosette discovers a secret letter from Marius.

Cosette & Marius


Stars Ellie Bamber and Josh O'Connor talk about their characters' intertwined stories.