There's something to be said for the BBC. When they take a novel and do an adaptation, they don't insist upon squeezing it into a 2 hour film. This 4 part adaptation of the George Eliot novel of the same name was so good that my dentist couldn't resist watching while he was supposed to be working on my teeth!
I wont give away the story - that would be rude. If you enjoy a good period piece add it to your Blockbuster or Netflix queue!