The Way We Live Now

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  • Original run:
    11 Nov 2001 – 2 Dec 2001
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  • Watched by:
    296 of 637 6390.05%
  • Total running time:
    5 hours
  • Episode duration:
    75 minutes
  • IMDB rating:
    7.6 of 10 2 662
  • rating:
    7.55 of 10 814
  • MyShows rating:
    3.82 of 5 112


Set in the railway boom of the 1870s, The Way We Live Now captures the turmoil as the old order is swept aside by the brash new forces of business and finance. It contains all the elements that made Trollope the most popular novelist of his day - the trials and tribulations of young love, the enduring values of honourable men; but also the raw energy and excitement of the most powerful city the world had ever seen, and the greed and corruption that lay just below its glittering surface. It is packed with incident - elopement, scandal, suicide, fortunes made and lost, love lost and won.