The BEST Episodes of Daniel Deronda

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2020

Network: BBC One

Based on George Eliot's novel about a love triangle gone awry, Daniel Deronda originally aired on television as part of the award-winning Masterpiece Theatre series. The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. When he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get complicated, as he's already involved in a passionate relationship with a Jewish singer.

Part Three

#1 - Part Three

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 30, 2002

The Grandcourt marriage develops. A critical musician, Herr Klesmer is invited to hear Mirah sing. Daniel finds Mirah's brother Ezra and arranges a meeting. Finally, Sir Hugo Mallinger hands Daniel a letter from his mother.

star 8.63
68 votes
Directors: Tom Hooper
Writers: Andrew Davies, George Eliot
Part Four

#2 - Part Four

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 7, 2002

After Daniel meets his mother in Genoa and learns the circumstances of his birth and childhood, the Grandcourts have serious trouble while small boat sailing. Ultimately, Daniel makes decisions on a marriage and his life.

star 8.31
60 votes
Directors: Tom Hooper
Writers: Andrew Davies, George Eliot
Part One

#3 - Part One

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 23, 2002

Gwendolen Harleth encounters Henleigh Grandcourt and Daniel Deronda at separate events. Faced with family financial trouble and knowing the status of Lydia Glasher, Gwendolen receives a marriage proposal from Grandcourt

star 8.13
72 votes
Directors: Tom Hooper
Writers: Andrew Davies, George Eliot
Part Two

#4 - Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 23, 2002

Daniel rescues Mirah Lapidoth from a suicide attempt and searches for her mother and brother in London. Grandcourt informs Lydia of his planned nuptials, and she sends to Gwendolen a package with a curse.

star 7.36
11 votes