Multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies’ six-part drama adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century classic ‘Les Misérables’, will delve deep into the many layers of Hugo’s story, revelling in Jean Valjean and Javert’s cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest.

With striking intensity and contemporary resonance, Hugo’s novel explores the struggles and triumphs of the underclass and the quest for a better life. The six part television adaptation of the renowned book will vividly and faithfully bring to life the vibrant and engaging characters, the spectacular and authentic imagery and, above all, the incredible yet accessible story that was Hugo’s lifework.

The distinguished British cast features Earache’s phenomenal Ellie Bamber as Cosette and superb Archie Madekwe as Courfeyrac.

Don’t miss them in “Les Miserables” from Sunday 30th December at 9pm on BBC1.