The BEST Episodes of Jane Eyre (1983)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2021

Network: BBC

After living a miserable life with her aunt, orphaned Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a residential school for children of limited means. Jane takes the advice of her friend and over many years takes her studies seriously, eventually advertising for a position as a governess. She obtains a position in the home of Edward Rochester, where his ward, Adele, has recently come to live. She soon realizes that there is something odd in the house and she regularly sees shadowy figures in windows or hears voices. No one will admit to their being anyone else in the house, however. As she and her new employers develop a deep affection for one another, the secret of the Rochester household threatens to keep them apart.

Gateshead

#1 - Gateshead

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 9, 1983

Young Jane Eyre is an orphan, living with her cruel aunt and cousins. But they cannot contain her fiercely independent spirit...

star 8.69
35 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
Guests

#2 - Guests

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 1983

Jane is fascinated and disturbed by Mr Rochester, who also seems interested in her. During the night Mr Mason, a visitor from the West Indies, is attacked and Mr Rochester asks Jane for her help.

star 7.94
35 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
Lowood Institute

#3 - Lowood Institute

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 1983

Jane is sent to Lowood School.

star 7.94
34 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
Family Found

#4 - Family Found

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 11, 1983

Jane also works hard at repressing her feelings for Rochester. St John does some research into her background and finds that she has an inheritance. He also discovers her relationship with Rochester. He proposes that they get married and become missionaries.

star 7.94
34 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
Reunion

#5 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 18, 1983

Jane has to return to Thornfield. There everything has changed, and she finds her future.

star 7.71
34 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
Beggarwoman to Teacher

#6 - Beggarwoman to Teacher

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 1983

Jane leaves Thornfield Hall, heartbroken and penniless. She lays down on the moors to await her fate, no longer wishing to live. She is found by St John Rivers, a local clergyman. He and his two sisters care for Jane.

star 7.21
33 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
A Secret is Revealed

#7 - A Secret is Revealed

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 27, 1983

Mr Briggs, a lawyer, interrupts Jane and Mr Rochester's wedding, claiming that Rochester is already married.

star 7.12
34 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
Proposal

#8 - Proposal

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 1983

After the funeral she returns to Thornfield Hall. There staff still expect the wedding to take place between Blanche and Rochester. Rochester and Jane go for a walk and finally she admits that she cares for him. He also loves her and proposes marriage.

star 7.09
34 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
Rochester

#9 - Rochester

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 1983

Jane meets the master of Thornfield Hall, the disturbing yet strangely attractive Mr RochesterOne night she hears insane laughter and wakes to smell smoke and find Mr Rochester's bed in flames.

star 6.43
35 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
Thornfield

#10 - Thornfield

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 1983

Jane becomes a teacher at Lowood School, but when Miss Temple leaves, Jane too becomes restless and looks for work as a governes

star 6.38
34 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté
An Attack - A Death in the Family

#11 - An Attack - A Death in the Family

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 1983

Mrs Reed, Jane's aunt requests Jane to return to see her as she is dying. Once there Jane discovers that an unknown uncle had offered to look after her, but she forgives her aunt.

star 6.29
34 votes
Directors: Julian Amyes
Writers: Alexander Baron, Charlotte Bronté