The Compleat Sean Bean
September 6, 2000

Sean Bean on U.S. Television
Winona Kent

"Clarissa" is showing on BBC America in the US. This is one of Sean's most famous roles, as Lovelace. It originally ran on tv in the UK in 1991 and established him as a household name in British drama.

Tue, Sep 19, 2000 (all times are Eastern)
06:00 am - Episode 1
Period drama series based on Samuel Richardson's classic 18th-century novel. Clarissa Harlowe is made a prisoner by her family when she refuses to marry the odious Roger Solmes, a man she despises. Intrigued by her beauty and virtue, the rake Lovelace offers her a chance of escape.

Wed, Sep 20, 2000
06:00 am - Episode 2
In a desperate bid to escape the marriage planned by her family, Clarissa has run away with the aristocratic rake Lovelace, but she is still suspicious of his intentions.

Thu, Sep 21, 2000
06:00 am - Episode 3
Clarissa is still uneasy with Lovelace. Her new lodgings also unsettle her, especially when she meets the landlady, Mrs Sinclair.

Fri, Sep 22, 2000
06:00 am - Episode 4
It seems Clarissa has at last found a protector in Lovelace's aunt, Lady Betty, but she is soon thrown back on her own resources. Meanwhile, Lovelace is left to ponder his actions - and his fate.