Aired 6 years ago - Jun 28, 2015
England is plunged into chaos as ancient magical forces are unleashed. Norrell flees to the safety of his library, but is pursued by Strange who intends to free Arabella before the Gentleman's curse consumes him. Childermass tries to find a way to save Lady Pole, as Stephen is drawn deeper into the sinister world of the Fairy kingdom.
Why did you not kill him?
No-one would have known.
And I am to tell Norrell that...
Henry, please. Please!
~ .. Lucas!
~ No! No, no, no, no.
I will help, I will advise, I will
be with you all the way to the top.
~ Mr Lascelles.
~ He called me a thief!
He's in our minds and hearts and
speech. And he's coming back.
It was a problem he never solved.
Disreputable magic, sir!
Do not laugh at me. Please.
You wish something from me?
I think he intended that
we use it to help your wife.
Get him out.
I do not know any creature.
I do not know what you mean.
One man who would know
what magic to do.
The spells of summoning, especially
the old spells of election,
And the rivers and stones and the
trees, they do not know any other.
No. Chauntlucet, perhaps. Or
Martin Pale's Rectification...
Open this door!
'And let the moment
of this flame's death
~ Stand behind me, Emma.
~ I will do no such thing.
No, not my books.
Mr Lascelles, come here.
my beautiful, gracious Stephen.
~ we can instruct him.
But we must find him now.
~ They have gone to Lost-Hope.
I am not afraid.
Wellington's the man, they say.
I'm not entirely sure I'm anywhere.
Aired 6 years ago - Jun 21, 2015
Strange is determined to learn the secrets of fairy magic so he can restore Arabella. Believing madness is the key to accessing the fairy world, he seeks a way to drive himself insane. However, the Gentleman does not take kindly to the intrusion
into his realm, and unleashes a terrible curse to stop him. Norrell's determination to maintain control of all magic in England costs him dearly when the government turns against him, and Vinculus offers Stephen a means to escape from the Gentleman's clutches.
A great many people have come twice
and bought a copy both times.
He shall pay for the advertisements.
You must be able to
see all of Venice.
~ Oh, Mr Strange.
~ And I am studying. Experimenting. New magic.
Apparently, the Aureates found
it a magically useful condition.
Does that make any sense to you?
And, the... And the other a thief.
~ Find him.
~ I wish to know to whom he
speaks and of what he speaks.
~ I do not want a repeat of...
~ No, Papa.
Capital. Are you ready?
Yes. With tales of a... book
belonging to the Raven King.
~ A moment ago.
~ Ah, good. Good.
I... I have nothing of that sort.
~ Grazie. Arrivederci.
The smell of her.
Now I will claim what is mine.
and when challenged proceeded
to eat the book.
My skin means that you shall be
raised up on high, nameless slave.
I should have seen it. I should
have known what Norrell had done.
Flora. Stand back, sir.
It is ridiculous.
I know it is often thought sense to give the
servants a degree of latitude, sir, but...
You are the only magician in
England. You are OUR magician.
Destiny. Didn't I tell you
the hour had almost come?
Aired 6 years ago - Jun 14, 2015
Strange returns home a hero after helping to win the Battle of Waterloo, and resolves to write a book on ancient magic - to Norrell's horror. Strange's hopes for the future are shattered by a tragedy in his life, and following a confrontation with
Norrell, he flees the country, determined to learn the truth about the fairy world - even if doing so costs him his sanity.
That's four of them
done, but, of course,
The Friends Of English Magic, sir.
I saw a lady, walking away from me.
I have ceased to do practical magic.
Your friend, madam -
she's in great distress.
I do not offer anything that will
not be exquisitely agreeable to you.
It is much like a tale told by
the fishwives of Flamborough,
There is a ragged preacher
going around the North
that Mr Strange's book will
put fire into their hearts.
Nothing, sir. There's no need. There
is already talk in Shropshire
I mean to say, his first
reaction when his wife dies
The corpse lying upstairs is no
longer your wife or my sister.
You were the very reason I did magic.
to take unto himself the soul of
our dear sister here departed,
No, we must turn our attention to the
life and magic of the Raven King,
~ You cannot fight him.
~ .. Page 72.
His horse got its hoof caught in
a rabbit-hole and he tumbled in.
as a means to capture the souls
of the little children.
We will remain in touch.
Thank you, sir. Thank you.
Besides, I have told you nothing
that is not already in my book.
Mr Norrell! What is this?
You quarrel with my book?
Aired 6 years ago - Jun 07, 2015
Norrell's refusal to let Strange study ancient magic causes a split between them.
~ That was Sir Walter Pole's wife.
~ What? No. No, she was a magician.
We agreed... to say nothing further.
The gentleman at Sir Walter's house
said that once you'd tasted war,
Thank you, Mary.
She told me that she's paid
you 400 guineas to be your...
Norrell will not.
Chapter two concerns the
wonderful events at York,
Well, we did not attempt
I am King of Great Britain, sir,
Who would wish to be governed
by such frights,
for which I am very sorry -
We must say that modern
magic is the only way,
Welcome to Starecross.
Believe me when I say we are
here for your benefit, my lady,
He'll only write another book.
They say he has very little
to do, and very few hobbies.
We do not know, sir!
Mr Strange wrote back to say he
would never employ such magic.
You see, Jonathan Strange is...
".. to be drowned in a laundry tub.
Ah, he's here, Ma'am.
He's quite safe.
But then I flatter myself that
I am not particularly safe.
Books! I'm not permitted
to read half the books.
Well, we shall see.
We require a magical court.
And why should you not?
What do you say?
I am better now, and
you have Lady Pole.
"Norrell's book reads like
a letter from my great aunt.
Do you really think the Raven King
cares what happens to England?
I'm honoured, sir.
~ I cannot go to war.
~ There is no choice.
Aired 6 years ago - May 31, 2015
Jonathan Strange travels to Spain. Mr Norrell is attempting to keep his secrets hidden in London.
You know, some people think that
her resurrection has made her proud
Yes, sir! Right away, sir!
My orders were perfectly clear. I
think you were to take the cannon
have convinced them they know
how matters stand in Portugal.
I do not want another
kind of business.
to have ever saved you from anything?
beyond ourselves, Norrell and her doctors,
my wife is... merely unwell.
And who loves you?
Does she not say anything
about me boots?
Ah, been sleeping in the mountains,
have you? Have some breakfast.
It seems rather complicated and
I do not think it would work.
There, you have said it.
They may not care for soldiers.
Mr Strange. Mr Strange,
this mist - is it yours?
but I fear there is danger for you.
would you be sad for her?
But do not make a bargain
of my friend.
Yes, I've always heard Italian
women are rather fierce.
It is unfair on the man
and unfair on the wife.
under these circumstances.
The bridge, sir - away from
General D'Erlon's French
I'll lead your horse around, sir.
He was followed by a tiny
man that dragged him
I have been meaning to offer
you an apology, Stephen,
If you wish to do me a kindness...
I have prised guts out of dying men
Aired 6 years ago - May 24, 2015
Mr Norrell's magical illusions manage to baffle the French Navy and secure him the loyalty of Sir Walter Pole. Some magic he has used to revive Lady Pole has released something unnatural into Sir Walter's home. Jonathan Strange's magical ability increases and he travels to London take up an apprenticeship with Mr Norrell.
Consider the condition of Mr Pitt's
body and indeed, Lord Nelson's.
Arabella, I no longer
"I did have a great many
magical books at one time,
~ magician, and ask to be apprenticed.
~ Gentlemen, you of all people should
In order to perform his
The master of the castle of Pity-Me
had a magical ring that was stolen
~ .. to mine.
~ What if he were to mistrust me?
You can steal English men
and women from their homes
Nobody told me you were here.
The bargain is done.
I have accepted a position at
the Duchess of Devonshire's.
Do you remember my mother?
Mr Norrell is the only
magician in England, sir.
Yes. Yes, I do understand
what you mean.
very strong on the Magicians of the
Golden Age, the so-called aureates.
the spells by which he found
his fairy servant, Col Tom Blue.
I'm sure I've not done
anything at all.
that your Ladyship would like me
to ask Mr Strange on your behalf,
Is not fairy magic useful?
Well, we should be going soon.
Norrell is not likely to be late.
Everywhere things are going to ruin.
Apart, of course, from magic.
They're called horses. I
made them out of Horse Sand.
No, no, no, I'm afraid not.
But surely Mr Strange would
understand that it is proper
~ Yes, you couldn't carry more than 40.
Well, not married a year and
he runs away to join the Army.
Aired 6 years ago - May 17, 2015
Mr Norrell travels to London from Yorkshire to offer the government his services as a magician. Sir Walter Pole though refuses to align himself with such a disrespectable art as magic. After Sir Walter's sickly fiancée passes away, Mr Norrell makes
a dangerous pact with a mysterious Gentleman to restore her to life. Jonathan Strange discovers that he also has magical powers.
that your excellent and er...
distinguished society exists here.
I read your account of the careers of
Martin Pale's fairy servants, sir.
I did devote a great deal of time to Belasis
in my youth, but no longer.
- (Raucous laughter)
- Absolute tripe.
He murdered her. We know. We know.
(Female statue sings
with instrumental accompaniment)
- I am sorry for it, sirs.
- Do not be.
That hadn't even occurred to me.
Which useful position had you in mind?
There will be no retreat from Salamanca.
A person of great reputation
in his native county of Yorkshire.
by which I mean, of course, the belief
that all practical magicians are charlatans,
We are going to Lady Godesdone's house.
It's a soirée.
And I pray, do not think it would be
considered an insult lo the company
A book you won't find in your library,
or any other.
yet still feel its ache.
and I had so much to say,
and I'm sure we will be such friends.
Shall we see your fortune?
My fortune won't interest you.
Well, that is to say, the outcome,
it is quite unpredictable.
- (Gasps of surprise)
MAN: He's woken up!
I purchased two spells from the man under
the hedge. Would you like 10 see one?
From the man under the hedge. Do try it.
I simply wish to be able to aid you
in your endeavours.
I must confess that in recent centuries,